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Gibson F2 Mandolin #4321


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 4321
Factory Order number: 190


Black finish. "upgrade" replacement neck by Gibson circa 1923: truss rod, modern neck angle, adjustable bridge, narrow fingerboard


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Evidence of Later Gibson factory work
  • 3-point body style
  • Black finish
  • Truss rod


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