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1917 Gibson A4 Mandolin #32398


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 32398
Factory order number unknown


EC-, red sunburst top, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, pickguard, Handel inlaid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, appears all original except small areas of finish touchup on back and neck, and partially refretted, very nice, 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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