1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Factory order number unknown
Very good condition. First, the bad news- the big scroll on the peghead is missing. Its just gone. You could have it replaced by a luthier for a $100-150 or so. The mandolin also has a fair amount of finish checking, and I think the back and sides are refinished or oversprayed. Now here's the good news - it plays and sounds great! Other than the missing scroll there are no structual issues. It has the black top finish, spectacular flamey woods on the back and sides, pearl double flowerpot logo, bound top and back, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension. The hardware is all original including the inlaid Handel tuners.
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