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Gibson F3 Mandolin #3617


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F3
Serial 3617
Factory order number unknown


black, 3-point body style, bound like an F2 (top only, no binding inside scroll or on peghead) inlaid pickguard, Handel inlaid tuners, fancy position markers on fretboard

National Music Museum, Vermillion, SD


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  • 3-point body style
  • Black finish
  • Early "artist model" inlay
  • Inlaid pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover with hole
  • Handel inlaid tuners


From Chipper Thompson.
Chipper Thompson is a fine player, and self-avowed mando-geek

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