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1916 Gibson F4 Mandolin #30312


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 30312
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, red sunburst top, sides and back, full torch headstock inlay, Handel inlaid tuners, tortoise plastic pickguard, pearl nut, ivoroid-bound top, back, headstock and ebony fretboard with dot inlays, "The Gibson" pearl headstock inlay and engraved tailpiece cover, appears all original except recent refret by our shop, with OHSC



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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