1902 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Factory order number unknown
"Hollow neck" construction (made with no neck or heel block). Thick pieces for top and back. Bridge is like 2526 (as pictured in the first catalog) but has holes cut into it under the string area.
Same body, peghead, tuners, and bridge as 2526. 5 screw tailpiece with no endpin hole with pointy pineapple style cover.
Serial Number stamped on side of peghead. Unsual sloping nut.
Photo of 5-screw tailpiece also shows that the top is not cut cleanly on the quarter, grain slopes away from tailpiece on treble side