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1917 Gibson A4 Mandolin #36438


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 36438
Factory order number unknown


EC, maroon sunburst, Handel inlaid tuners, pickguard, all original, with OHSC
(DB changed year to 1917 from 1918)



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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