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1915 Gibson A4 Mandolin #23229


1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1913 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 23229
Factory order number unknown


FC, needs much work (refret/straighten neck, reglue shrunken back and loose linings, replace both headstock veneers, top crack, loose seams, replace heel cap, small piece of rosette missing, reglue peghead ears, etc.), red sunburst, Handel tuners, fleur-de-lis in
headstock, no pickguard, all original, no case


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Red Sunburst
  • Handel inlaid tuners


From Elderly Instruments.
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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