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1916 Gibson A Mandolin #26163


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1914 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 26163
Factory order number unknown


EC, pumpkin color top finish, carved spruce top, birch sides and carved back, "The Gibson" tailpiece, paddle-shaped peghead, one-piece mahogany neck, ivoroid-bound top and oval soundhole, rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays, rosewood compensated bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard, 10-1/4" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-1/4" nut width, with OHSC


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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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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