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1918 Gibson K1 Mandocello #39611


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandocello, Style K1
Serial 39611
Factory order number unknown


EC, teardrop shape with oval soundhole,
pumpkin color top, ivoroid-bound top and fretboard, "The Gibson" pearl inlay in headstock, "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, tortoise plastic raised pickguard, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, back and sides dark brown color, ebony bridge, back of neck may be oversprayed or refinished, neck binding appears to be recently installed, with OHSC



From Elderly Instruments.
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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