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1918 Gibson K1 Mandocello #42642


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandocello, Style K1
Serial 42642
Factory order number unknown


G-VGC+ except top sinking more than we'd
like and neck warped (remove back, re-brace top, refret to straighten neck, setup, etc.), pumpkin color top, "The Gibson" in headstock, no pickguard, all original



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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