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1916 Gibson A4 Mandolin #28559


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 28559
Factory order number unknown


EC-, black top, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" inlay in headstock, pickguard, Handel inlaid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, all original except later adjustable bridge, with OHSC



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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