manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Factory order number unknown
Serial Number not entirely certain. Beautiful "shell inlay" pattern pickguard.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Orange or "pumpkin" finish
- Orville Gibson Label
- Inlaid pickguard
- Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover
From John West.
John West has a great collection of Gibson mandolins, and helps organize the Wintergrass festival