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1914 Gibson F4 Mandolin #19261


1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 19261
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, black spruce carved top, translucent red wine-colored highly flamed maple sides and back, full double flowerpot headstock inlay, Handel inlaid tuners, tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT. MAR. 30, '09", pearl nut, ivoroid-bound top, back, headstock, soundhole


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  • Maple back
  • Black finish
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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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