1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1912 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A3
Factory order number unknown
Fretboard binding cracked and re-glued in several spots. Missing tailpiece cover and original ebony saddle (replaced with bone). Transverse brace re-glued. Original tuners (one button replaced) and pickguard (not seen in picture). Original top-opening leather tooled case.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Tooled leather case
- Orange or "pumpkin" finish