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1917 Gibson F2 Mandolin #33645


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 33645
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except needs work (glue loose top brace, reglue top and back side seams, glue headstock scroll crack, level and dress frets, strings, set-up, etc. - sold AS-IS), red sunburst carved spruce with oval soundhole, red stained birch sides and carved back, 2-piece mahogany neck with dark center strip, 24-fret ebony fingerboard, pearl dot inlays, 1-3/16" nut width, ~14" nut width, ebony bridge, ivoroid-bound top, soundhole and fretboard, pearl "The Gibson" headstock inlay, engraved tailpiece cover, tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR.30,'09", pickguard mount stamped "PAT.JULY 4,1911", 4-on-a-plate open-gear Handel tuners, a fine example, with black OHSC (red lining) (SN:33645)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • 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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