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1914 Gibson F4 Mandolin #19693


1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 19693
Factory order number unknown


EC- except repaired heel crack, rare black top, red sunburst sides and back, full double flowerpot headstock inlay, Handel inlaid tuners, tortoise plastic pickguard, pearl nut, ivoroid-bound bound top, back, headstock and ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, "The Gibson" pearl headstock inlay and engraved tailpiece cover, added label inside states "J.J. LEVERT / IMPORTER / DEALER AND TEACHER / MONTREAL", appears all original except some minor finish touchup, with OHSC


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  • All-original parts
  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • Black finish
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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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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