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1915 Gibson A4 Mandolin #20519


1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 20519
Factory order number unknown


EC, black top, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, recently made tortoise plastic pickguard (uses original hardware), Handel inlaid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, appears all original except back, sides and neck oversprayed, some replacement frets, new nut and pickguard, with OHSC


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  • 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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