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1918 Gibson A4 Mandolin #44989


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1917 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 44989
Factory order number unknown


EC-, ivoroid-bound red sunburst carved spruce top with oval soundhole, inlaid half herringbone-ivoroid-half herringbone soundhole rosette, red-stained birch sides and ivoroid-bound carved birch back,
fleur-de-lis and angled "The Gibson" pearl inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound 24-fret ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, mahogany / walnut neck joins body at 10th fret, 4-on-a-plate open gear tuners with ivoroid tuner buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, replacement adjustable ebony bridge (original in case), 10" body width, 1-3/4" body depth, ~14" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, missing pickguard, with black shaped OHSC (green lining), on consignment


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  • Red Sunburst


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