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1914 Gibson A3 Mandolin #18666


1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1912 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A3
Serial 18666
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.


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  • Tooled leather case
  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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