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Gibson F3 Mandolin #2822


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F3
Serial 2822
Factory order number unknown


Black, rope bound, hollow neck. Refinished in lacquer. Gold plating on tailpiece cover & tuner plates. Hollow neck construction. Frets appear replaced with later thicker wire

From Howard Specter


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • 3-point body style
  • Constructed without a neck block
  • Black finish
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover with hole
  • Handel inlaid tuners
  • Unusual instrument


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