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Gibson F2 Mandolin #3248


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 3248
Factory order number unknown


Black finish. "The Gibson" only on peghead, fancy pearl position inlays starting at first fret, Inlaid, pearl bordered pickguard. Celluloid bound top, fingerboard. No binding on peghead or back


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  • 3-point body style
  • Black finish
  • Early "artist model" inlay
  • Inlaid pickguard


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