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Gibson A4 Mandolin #38905


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 38905
Factory order number unknown


Spotted in a London shop. Wonderful sound, handel inlaid tuners, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" inlaind in headstock. evidence of treble-side top sinkage or crack under treble bridge foot, and back has separated from the body at the heel joint


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  • Damaged, needs restoration


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