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1918 Gibson A Mandolin #42785


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 42785
Factory order number unknown


VGC+, pumpkin color finish, appears all original except pickguard mounting bracket missing (and pickup mounting area disintegrated), no headstock inlay, with SSC



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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