manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Factory order number unknown
No inlaid pickguard or evidence of clamping. Single piece (mahogany?) back. Same Handel tuner plates as 3263. Extremely clean, finish in very nice condition. Case exterior and interior material also matches 3263 in color
We'd have expected the tailpiece cover to have a hole in it at this serial number..
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Single piece back
- Very nice condition
- Black finish
- Orville Gibson Label
- Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover
- Handel inlaid tuners
From John West.
John West has a great collection of Gibson mandolins, and helps organize the Wintergrass festival