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1917 Gibson A Mandolin #39171


1917 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 39171
Factory order number unknown


Orange finish, lacquer overspray/refinished top


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Refinished instrument


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