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1903 Gibson A1 Mandolin #2871


1903 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 2871
Factory order number unknown


early A model. Hollow neck, hole in tailpiece cover, volute, steeply arched top & back, fleur-de-lis inlay


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Tooled leather case
  • Constructed without a neck block
  • Volute on back of peghead
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Inlaid pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover with hole


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