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1916 Gibson A1 Mandolin #30038


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 30038
Factory order number unknown


Very good plus condition with a natural finish top that has aged to pumpkin color and a reddish back and sides. Pearl logo in the peghead, bound fingerboard, and it has the original Gibson label inside. All hardware and finish is original. The original bridge sat in the wrong position for many years so there is a lighter colored area on the top right above the bridge. Theres a minor repaired back crack on the treble side.


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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