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1917 Gibson A4 Mandolin #3316x


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 3316x
Factory order number unknown


EC-, red sunburst carved spruce top, red-stained birch sides and carved birch back, mahogany neck, neck joins body at 10th fret, oval soundhole with ivoroid binding, ivoroid soundhole rosette with inlaid wood rope pattern on each side, ivoroid-bound top and back, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound 24 fret ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, 4-on-a-plate open gear tuners with Handel inlaid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, ebony bridge, ~13-7/8" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, 10-1/8" body width, 1-3/4" body depth, pro refret by our shop, very nice! with shaped OHSC (purple lining)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Superb condition
  • Red Sunburst
  • Handel inlaid tuners


From Elderly Instruments.
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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