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1917 Gibson A1 Mandolin #35222


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 35222
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except a few loose frets and could use fresh strings and minor setup, pumpkin color carved spruce top, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid in headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, ebony bridge, elevated tortoise plastic pickguard, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, inlaid wood rosettes, 10-1/8" lower bout, ~13-7/8" scale, 1-1/4" nut width, all original except bone nut, with OHSC



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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