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1918 Gibson A Mandolin #40669


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 40669
Factory order number unknown


VGC except needs work (refret to straighten neck, some loose top binding, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), Sheraton Brown finish, ivoroid-bound top, unbound ebony fretboard with dot inlays, replacement adjustable bridge, replacement tuners, back has been removed and reglued somewhat imperfectly, small crack on back repaired, with period HSC
(DB - Serial has a ? after it in original listing)



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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