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1916 Gibson F4 Mandolin #27793


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 27793
Factory order number unknown


Purchased by a non-musician at a rummage sale for $1 in the 60s, this mandolin was in a child's toy room for many years. At some point, the neck broke off at the heel and was repaired crudely with wood screws. The current owner purchased it and had the repairs redone professionally and brought this mandolin back to playability. Very nice figure on the back, and a lovely color to the finish


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Red finish
  • Handel inlaid tuners


From Dan Beimborn.
Dan Beimborn is the designer and operator of the Mandolin Archive. Descriptions and photographs are copyright Dan Beimborn unless otherwise indicated, and may not be reproduced without permission.

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