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1918 Gibson F4 Mandolin #42516


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 42516
Factory order number unknown


Very pretty F4. Maple Back & sides. Some top sinkage & dimes placed under bridge to raise it. Missing binding on one body point, and evidence of an old neck heel crack. Very nice original case (red-lined) and pickguard/tailpiece cover


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  • Maple back
  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • Case in very nice condition
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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