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1914 Gibson A Mandolin #16979


1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1912 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 16979
Factory order number unknown


GC, repaired headstock crack, natural (pumpkin color) finish, pickguard, non-original tailpiece (recent "The Gibson"), non-original bridge, with OHSC


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


From Elderly Instruments.
Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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