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1917 Gibson A Mandolin #37054


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 37054
Factory Order number: 3635


VG-EC except 2 small repaired back cracks, pumpkin colorcarved spruce top, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, 4-in-a-line Schaller replacement tuners with pearloid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, b-w-checkerboard-w-b purfling ring around soundhole, raised
tortoise plastic pickguard (unusual coloration), 10-3/16" lower bout, ~13-7/8" scale, 1-7/32" nut width, all original except replacement bone nut and the tuners, with OSSC



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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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