1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1916 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
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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