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1918 Gibson A Mandolin #40486


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 40486
Factory Order number: 11027


all original except missing pickguard. Uneven top grain width. Usual playing wear, scratches and dings. Back has shrunk loose at button and bass side of heel, back seam open both sides of tail block.


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish


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