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Gibson F2 Mandolin #43xx


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 43xx
Factory Order number: 190


"Order No. 190" stamped on the heel block. Heavy cracked overspray, likely original color. Label damaged.. assumed to be around 4300 from factory order stamp


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • 3-point body style
  • Black finish
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Inlaid pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover with hole


From Chipper Thompson.
Chipper Thompson is a fine player, and self-avowed mando-geek

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