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1917 Gibson A4 Mandolin #32380


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 32380
Factory order number unknown


EC-, red sunburst carved spruce top, red-stained birch sides and carved birch back, oval soundhole with ivoroid binding, ivoroid soundhole rosette with inlaid wood rope pattern on each side, ivoroid-bound top and back, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound 24 fret ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, 4-on-a-plate open gear tuners with Handel inlaid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, ebony bridge, ~13-7/8" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, 10-1/8" body width, 1-3/4" body
depth, professionally refretted, new nut, missing pickguard, very nice!



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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