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1915 Gibson F4 Mandolin #32871


1915 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1915 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 32871
Factory Order number: 3247


Very nice Gibson F-4 from 1915 in lovely condition. Moderately figured maple back and sides, sunburst carved spruce top, double flowerpot peghead inlay, original Handel tuners, bridge and tailpiece assembly. Pickguard is not inlcuded. Original frets are in fine condition. Overall, the instrument has excellent tone and playability all the way up the fingerboard. Top has strong arch with no signs of sinking. Body seams are tight with no signs of separation. Darker, glossier finish around the heel indicates some touch up was done there. Finish everywhere else is original. With original hard case also in fine condition. Serial Number #32871 (shipped 1917) FON 3247 (made 1915)


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  • Very nice condition
  • Brown, red, orange sunburst


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One of the country's oldest fretted instrument shops, The Music Emporium has its roots in the burgeoning Cambridge folk scene of the late 60's, when the vintage and fine acoustic instrument market had its first renaissance. For the over 40 years TME has seen thousands of instruments pass through its doors and has been privileged to both witness and influence the work of many of today's finest builders.

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