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1915 Gibson A1 Mandolin #23126


1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 23126
Factory order number unknown


G-EC except one repaired side crack neer heel, pumpkin color spruce top, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid on headstock,
ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, ebony bridge (replacement saddle), tortoise plastic pickguard, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons (1 replaced tuner gear and shaft on "A" string works backwards), oval soundhole, inlaid wood rosettes, 10-1/8" lower bout, ~13-7/8" scale, 1-7/32" nut width, nice player, with OHSC


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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