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1915 Gibson F2 Mandolin #20808


1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 20808
Factory order number unknown


VGC except repaired heel crack and peghead scrolls missing, black carved spruce with oval soundhole, red stained birch sides and carved back, 2-piece mahogany neck with dark center strip, 24-fret ebony fingerboard stamped, pearl dot inlays, 1-1/4" nut width, ~14" scale length, ebony bridge, ivoroid-bound top and soundhole, cream-bound fretboard, pearl "The Gibson" headstock inlay and engraved tailpiece cover, tortoise plastic pickguard (small section by strings missing), pickguard mount stamped "PAT.JULY 4,1911", 4-on-a-plate open-gear Handel inlaid tuners, on consignment, with black OHSC (red lining)


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  • 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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