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1916 Gibson J Mandobass #25412


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1914 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandobass, Style J
Serial 25412
Factory order number unknown


Early 1916 mandobass, can be seen up on the wall at Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto, CA!



From Gryphon Strings.
Frank Ford is on of the founders of Gryphon Strings. Frank is world-renowned as a master repairman and an expert on vintage mandolins. Gryphon often carries very nice vintage mandolins. Frank is also the author of, a website well worth the visit for instrument fans, luthiers, and repairmen

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