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Gibson F3 Mandolin #3195


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F3
Serial 3195
Factory order number unknown


Black finish. Pearl & ebony "rope pattern" binding

DB - I believe the rope binding makes this an F3, 1 serial number off another known F3


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  • 3-point body style
  • Black finish


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