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1916 Gibson A4 Mandolin #26996


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1914 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 26996
Factory order number unknown


GC except repaired headstock and several repaired top cracks, refinished (red sunburst top and reddish sides and back) with much finish cracking, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, Handel inlaid tuner buttons, replacement "The Gibson" tailpiece, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, non-original adjustable rosewood bridge, tortoise plastic raised pickguard, with HSC



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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