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1918 Gibson F4 Mandolin #40086


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 40086
Factory order number unknown


Still includes original price tag, unusual (?) Loar-like case. Double flowerpot headstock, Handel inlaid tuners


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • Loar-Style case with something other than an F5
  • Purple-lined hardshell case
  • Red Sunburst
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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