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1915 Gibson F4 Mandolin #22715


1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 22715
Factory order number unknown


3 repaired top cracks and repaired heel crack, 2-point body, red sunburst finish, carved spruce top with oval soundhole, figured maple back and rims, mahogany neck, bound 24-fret ebony fingerboard with extension (newer ivoroid binding), pearl dot inlays, 1-3/16" nut width, 14" scale, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" stamped tailpiece, tortoise plastic pickguard, ivoroid and rope pattern rosette, ivoroid-bound body, soundhole, and headstock, black headstock overlay with "The Gibson" logo and full double flowerpot inlays, Handel inlaid tuner buttons, recent refret by our shop, good sound, with OHSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • Red Sunburst
  • 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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