1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Factory order number unknown
Another nice blackface A-4, this one in splendid original condition with just a few minor nicks here and there. Nicely figured maple back. Original pickguard, compensated bridge, tailpiece and Handel inlaid tuners all in fine shape. Classic abalone fleur de lys inlaid in the peghead and an original hard shell case in pretty good shape.
DB- pickguard is unusual in that it is translucent in the image
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Black finish
- Handel inlaid tuners
- Unusual instrument
From Lowell Levinger.
Lowell Levinger operates Vintage Instruments, stocking a wonderful inventory of top-end vintage mandolin family and other hard to find musical instruments