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1916 Gibson A Mandolin #30588


1916 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 30588
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except one repaired top crack (~3" - to the bass side of the bridge), pumpkin color carved spruce top, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid in headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, adjustable ebony bridge (replacement), "Gibson" engraved tailpiece (replacement), 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, dual b-w-checkerboard-w-b purfling rings around soundhole, 10-1/8" body width, ~14" scale, 1-1/4" nut width, back appears to have been reglued in a number of spots, all original except frets, bridge, tailpiece and neck binding, on consignment, with HSC



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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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