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1915 Gibson H2 Mandola #22163


1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H2
Serial 22163
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, black carved spruce top with oval
soundhole, red stained maple sides and carved back, abalone fleur-de-lis and pearl "The Gibson" inlays in headstock, 2-piece mahogany neck with dark center stripe, 21-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound body and fretboard, rope-ivoroid-rope inlaid soundhole rosette, tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR.30,'09", 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with Handel inlaid buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, fixed ebony bridge stamped "PAT.SEP.21'09", 11-1/8" body width, 2" body depth, 15-3/4" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, rare model, with Superior gigbag


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  • 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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