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Gibson F2 Mandolin #5016


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1905 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 5016
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC except repaired heel crack and standard repair to scroll on top of peghead, early 3-point body style, black top finish, inlaid tortoise plastic pickguard with pearl border and fancy design inlaid, Handel inlaid ivoroid tuner buttons, white-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ebony bridge, early "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid in headstock, small frets, back has shrunk slightly and is reglued at tailpiece end, scarf joint in neck appears original


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • 3-point body style
  • Black finish
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Inlaid pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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