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1918 Gibson F4 Mandolin #43539


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 43539
Factory Order number: 11032


VGC, maroon sunburst, all original except for adjustable bridge and binding on lower point tip, tortoise finger-rest
partially missing, but still functional, inlaid tuners, with OHSC. (FON from Frank Ford)



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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