Gibson A3 Mandolin #52727
manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A3
Factory order number unknown
See Tsumura Banjo Book, p. 274 - custom painted blue. . .
From Gryphon Strings.
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