1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1914 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Factory order number unknown
Nice sounding and playing session mandolin. Natural finish top that has aged to pumpkin color and a reddish back and sides. No peghead logo as per factory, top bound only, unbound back, and it has the original Gibson label inside. Finish and hardware are original. Shows some playing and case wear. Frets are fine, neck is straight. Plays good and has good bass with a full round resonant sound.