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1918 Gibson A Mandolin #44319


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 44319
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except needs much work (remove and re-brace collapsing top, redo previously repaired top cracks, replace bridge, remove pickup, replace tailpiece cover, dress frets, etc.), Sheraton Brown carved spruce top, unbound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays,
ivoroid-bound top, oversize replacement ebony bridge, tailpiece cover missing, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, single b-w-checkerboard-w-b purfling ring around soundhole, pickguard missing, 10-3/16" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-1/8" nut width



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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