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1905 Gibson A4 Mandolin #3412


1905 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 3412
Factory order number unknown


Black finish. guarantee label, artist model inlay, no inlaid pickguard


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  • Black finish
  • Early "artist model" inlay


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