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1906 Gibson A4 Mandolin #4429


1906 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 4429
Factory order number unknown


Nice old Orville A4 with original double (lefty) pickguards. Set up left-handed. Restored by Frank Ford


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  • Superb condition
  • Left-handed instrument
  • Black finish
  • Unusual inlay
  • Inlaid pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover
  • Handel inlaid tuners
  • Unusual instrument


From Gryphon Strings.
Frank Ford is on of the founders of Gryphon Strings. Frank is world-renowned as a master repairman and an expert on vintage mandolins. Gryphon often carries very nice vintage mandolins. Frank is also the author of, a website well worth the visit for instrument fans, luthiers, and repairmen

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