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1918 Gibson A1 Mandolin #41440


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 41440
Factory Order number: 11049


VGC+ except needs much work (reglue back separating on heel end, refret to straighten neck, glue soundhole binding, etc.), pumpkin color top, "The Gibson" inlaid on headstock, bound ebony
fretboard with dot inlays, compensated ebony bridge, pickguard missing, appears all original, with OHSC (needs replacement handle) (FON from Frank Ford)



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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