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1919 Gibson F4 Mandolin #49705


1919 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1918 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 49705
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, red sunburst finish, carved spruce top with oval soundhole, maple rims and one-piece (!) quilted maple carved back, ivoroid-bound 24-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays and treble extension, 1-3/16" nut width, ~13-7/8" scale, pearl nut, ebony bridge, ivoroid-bound soundhole, body and headstock, fancy ivoroid and rope marquetry rosette, full double flowerpot and "The Gibson" pearl headstock inlays, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons, appears all original except for replacement pickguard and tailpiece cover, with OHSC (replacement handle, red lining) (SN:49705)


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  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • Red Sunburst


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