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1916 Gibson A Mandolin #27913


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 27913
Factory order number unknown


pumpkin colored spruce top with white-bound oval soundhole, red stained birch back and rims, paddle headstock without inlays, 20-fret ebony fingerboard, pearl dot inlays, 1-3/16" nut width, 13-7/8" scale, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, tortoise plastic pickguard, ivoroid-bound top, inlaid wood soundhole ring, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons, all original, with OHSC (purple lining)


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  • Purple-lined hardshell case
  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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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