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1917 Gibson F2 Mandolin #35255


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 35255
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except repaired peghead scroll and teeny top crack near body scroll, red sunburst carved spruce top, dark sides and carved back, pearl "The Gibson" headstock inlays, tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR.30'09", ivoroid-bound top and ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, Handel 4-in-a-line tuners with inlaid ivoroid buttons, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, with OHSC (red lining)



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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