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1918 Gibson A Mandolin #41736


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 41736
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, pumpkin color top finish, carved spruce top, birch sides and carved back, "The Gibson" tailpiece, paddle-shaped peghead, one-piece mahogany neck, ivoroid-bound top and oval soundhole, pearl dot inlays, nice repro tortoise plastic pickguard, 10-1/4" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-7/32" nut width, with OHSC



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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