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1917 Gibson A4 Mandolin #36447


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 36447
Factory Order number: 3503


EC, ivoroid-bound red sunburst carved spruce top with oval soundhole, inlaid half herringbone-ivoroid-half herringbone soundhole rosette, red-stained birch sides and ivoroid-bound carved birch back,
fleur-de-lis and angled "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound 24-fret ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, mahogany neck joins body at 10th fret, 4-on-a-plate open gear tuners with Handel inlaid ivoroid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, replacement adjustable ebony bridge (original in case), 10-1/16" body width, 1-7/8" body depth, ~14" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, tortoise plastic raised pickguard, with black shaped 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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