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1916 Gibson A1 Mandolin #28053


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 28053
Factory Order number: 2868


Pumpkin color spruce top, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid on headstock. Ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, compensated ebony bridge, pickguard missing the clamp, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, appears all original except for bridge, with OHSC bought from original owner’s family

From Barry Henderson, KY, private collector of Mandolins


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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