manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Factory Order number: 264
Black finish. Fancy fingerboard position inlays. Slightly radiused fretboard (appears original)
DB- fleur-de-lis pickguard inlay, artist model inlay on figerboard.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Tooled leather case
- 3-point body style
- Black finish
- Early "artist model" inlay
- Inlaid pickguard
- Handel inlaid tuners
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