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Gibson F2 Mandolin #4892


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 4892
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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