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1918 Gibson F4 Mandolin #45570


1918 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1918 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 45570
Factory Order number: 11067


VG condition, with a stable crack on the bass side of the top, just above the fretboard. The pickguard is in rough shape (and now removed), and the frets have been replaced, but it's otherwise original.

Information from Bob Tuttle


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  • Brown, red, orange sunburst


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