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1918 Gibson H2 Mandola #40417


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H2
Serial 40417
Factory order number unknown


EC- except needs work (one large top crack, dress frets, strings, setup, etc. ), pumpkin color spruce top, tortoise plastic pickguard, pearl "The Gibson" in headstock, white-bound ebony fretboard with dot inlays, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved in tailpiece cover, all original, label marked as a model H-2 but this is clearly an H-1, with OHSC (worn some, handle missing)



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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