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1914 Gibson A Mandolin #17470


1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1912 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 17470
Factory order number unknown


VGC, pumpkin color carved spruce top, ivoroid-bound fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, replacement adjustable rosewood bridge, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, single b-w-checkerboard-w-b
purfling rings around soundhole, 10-1/8" body width, ~14" scale, 1-7/32" nut width, pickguard missing, peghead has pronounced twist (repaired wing on bass side), appears all original except bridge, some deep scratches in top, no cracks on body, good player, with HSC


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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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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