manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1904 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Factory order number unknown
Early A-model with fleur-de-lis inlaid pickguard
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Orange or "pumpkin" finish
- Orville Gibson Label
- Inlaid pickguard
- Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover with hole
From George Gruhn.
George Gruhn founded Gruhn Guitars, and is considered to be one of the top experts in the world on vintage musical instruments.