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1917 Gibson F4 Mandolin #33109


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 33109
Factory order number unknown


Excellent minus condition with a minor top crack repaired near the upper point. The F-4 was the top of the line mandolin for Gibson in 1917. It has a true red sunburst, spectacular flamey woods on the back and sides, one piece back, Handel inlaid tuners (last year for these), pearl double flowerpot logo, bound top and back, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension. The hardware is original and the finish color looks original but is a little darker than I would have expected. Perhaps there is a light overspray?


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  • Maple back
  • Red Sunburst
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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