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1918 Gibson H1 Mandola #43679


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H1
Serial 43679
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except top sunken more than we would prefer (seems stable), ivoroid-bound pumpkin color spruce top, repro tortoise plastic pickguard (original, included but not usable), pearl "The Gibson" in headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with dot inlays, ebony bridge, "The Gibson" engraved in tailpiece cover, 4-in-a-line tuners with real ivory (I think) buttons, all original with OHSC (replacement handle)
(DB ? after serial number in original record)



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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