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1914 Gibson A3 Mandolin #28089


1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A3
Serial 28089
Factory Order number: 2909


This beautiful Gibson A-3 from 1914 is all-original save for the replacement adjustable bridge with a bone saddle. The original bridge is also included. It has an orange top with good arch and limited wear (shown in pictures), the original pickguard in nice shape with only minimal oxidation, ebony fretboard with nice in-tact binding, dot inalys, headstock features "the gibson" and floral inlay pattern. This is a great sounding example of a teens A-3 with very little modification. Serial Number 28089 FON number 2909.


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


From The Music Emporium.
One of the country's oldest fretted instrument shops, The Music Emporium has its roots in the burgeoning Cambridge folk scene of the late 60's, when the vintage and fine acoustic instrument market had its first renaissance. For the over 40 years TME has seen thousands of instruments pass through its doors and has been privileged to both witness and influence the work of many of today's finest builders.

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