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1903 Gibson A Mandolin #2858


1903 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 2858
Factory order number unknown


5-screw tailpiece with endpin hole. volute on peghead

From John West


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • All-original parts
  • Constructed without a neck block
  • Volute on back of peghead
  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Inlaid pickguard
  • 5-screw tailpiece with endpin hole
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover with hole


From John West.
John West has a great collection of Gibson mandolins, and helps organize the Wintergrass festival

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