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1917 Gibson F4 Mandolin #37254


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 37254
Factory Order number: 2400


Red finish. Repaired crack on top under scroll, repaired neck crack (doweled) at heel. Probably refretted (fret edges overhang binding.. typically the vintage jobs did not).. spotted by the Eagle-Eyed Jamie Wiens. Lovely bell-like tone. The originaly hardshell is near-mint (2 tiny scuffs) both inside and out


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • Case in very nice condition
  • Brown, red, orange sunburst
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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