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1918 Gibson H1 Mandola #41xxx


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Serial 41xxx
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except small repaired crack in side, ivoroid-bound pumpkin color spruce top, tortoise plastic pickguard (with small repaired crack), pearl "The Gibson" in headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with dot inlays, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved in tailpiece cover, 4-in-a-line tuners with real ivory (I think) buttons, all original except back, sides and part of neck refinished and nice rose marquetry in center of back, on consignment, with OHSC (taped handle)


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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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