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1916 Gibson A4 Mandolin #26012

Summary

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

Description

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

Categories

Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Red Sunburst
  • Handel inlaid tuners

Source

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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