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1916 Gibson A1 Mandolin #28958


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 28958
Factory order number unknown


VGC+, pumpkin color carved spruce top, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid in headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece,
4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, dual b-w-checkerboard-w-b purfling rings around soundhole, raised tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR.30'09", 10-1/4" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-1/4" nut width, with OHSC (black with red plush interior) (DB original record has ? after serial number)



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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