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1916 Gibson F2 Mandolin #26303


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1914 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 26303
Factory order number unknown


VGC+ except repaired headstock scroll and 2 small repaired top cracks (one next to fretboard in scroll area, one on lower bout near body point), red sunburst finish, pickguard missing, Handel inlaid ivoroid tuner buttons, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid in headstock, finish appears a little unusual inasmuch as it seems possibly blistered (many fine finish cracks) in some (but not all) areas, appears all original except one replaced side dot, with OHSC (worn)


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  • Red Sunburst
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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