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1906 Gibson F4 Mandolin #5260


1906 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1906 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 5260
Factory Order number: 283


Torch & Wire, tree of life inlay, inlaid pickguard with star & crescent motif. Pictured in Gruhn & Carter's "Acoustic Guitars and Other Fretted Instruments"


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  • Single piece back
  • 3-point body style
  • Inlay has star & crescent moon motif
  • Torch & Wire Inlay
  • Elaborate vine/tree of life inlay on fingerboard
  • Inlaid pickguard


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