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1906 Gibson F2 Mandolin #4310


1906 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 4310
Factory Order number: 190


1906 Gibson Artist model mandolin #4310, FON 190. Three point body shape, black top finish, birch back and sides, spruce top, cedar neck, fancy pearl inlay position markers, Handel tuners. Gorgeous original condition, finish intact--not only an historically important mandolin but also a rare antique piece of art. Includes a very nice custom made rectangular hardshell case.


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • 3-point body style
  • Early "artist model" inlay
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Inlaid pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover
  • Handel inlaid tuners


From Tony Williamson.
Tony Williamson founded Mandolin Central, which has now become an international resource of mandolin lore, vintage instruments and accessories

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