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1917 Gibson F4 Mandolin #33092


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 33092
Factory Order number: 3247


VG-EC except two very small top cracks (which don't move) and needs work (refret to straighten slightly warped neck, glue/fill open center seam in back near end block, remove tailpiece and reglue open top/side seam by endblock, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), red sunburst top, sides and back, full double flowerpot headstock inlay, Handel inlaid tuners, tortoise plastic pickguard, pearl nut, ivoroid-bound top, back, headstock and ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, "The Gibson" pearl headstock inlay and engraved tailpiece cover, back and sides appears oversprayed, with OHSC
(FON from Frank Ford)



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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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