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1916 Gibson A4 Mandolin #26012


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1914 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 26012
Factory order number unknown


EC- except minor repaired crack at center seam of back, ivoroid-bound red sunburst carved spruce top, red-stained birch sides and ivoroid-bound carved birch back, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, Handel inlaid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, ebony bridge, flared peghead, tortoise plastic raised pickguard, al original, with OHSC


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  • Red Sunburst
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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