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1918 Gibson H1 Mandola #41904


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Serial 41904
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except 1 repaired 2" back crack near endblock, pumpkin color arched spruce top with oval soundhole, reddish back and side finish, mahogany neck, 19 fret ebony fretboard with extension, pearl dot inlays, ebony bridge, black headstock with cursive, pearl "The Gibson" logo on an angle, 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with ivoroid buttons,
ivoroid-bound top, fretboard and soundhole edge, "The Gibson" engraved in tailpiece cover, 2 inlaid wood rings around soundhole, 11" lower bout, ~2-1/8" body depth, ~15-5/8" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, pickguard missing, with Harptone HSC



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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