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1917 Gibson A1 Mandolin #35249


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 35249
Factory order number unknown


faded pumpkin finish on (bound) carved spruce top, bound oval soundhole, paddle shaped headstock with pearl "The Gibson" inlaid on an angle, 2-piece mahogany neck with dark center strip, bound ebony fretboard, pearl dot inlays, 20 frets, 1-3/16" nut, 14" scale, compensated bridge, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, dual rope-pattern rings around soundhole, raised tortoise plastic pickguard, great sound, with OHSC


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  • Purple-lined hardshell case
  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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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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