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1918 Gibson F4 Mandolin #45519


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1918 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 45519
Factory order number unknown


Here's the classic red sunburst F-4 with a gorgeous top and likewise flame maple back. It has one minor crack in the top near the top of the pickguard. It has all original hardware including the inlaid Handel tuning pegs. And, of course, the classic double flowerpot inlay on the headstock. The bridge is a replacement adjustable one and the action is easy and the sound is strong. Original hard shell case is worn but pretty good.


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • Red Sunburst


From Lowell Levinger.
Lowell Levinger operates Vintage Instruments, stocking a wonderful inventory of top-end vintage mandolin family and other hard to find musical instruments

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