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1919 Gibson H2 Mandola #53130


1919 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H2
Serial 53130
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, red sunburst top finish, ivoroid-bound top and back, fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" in pearl on headstock,
ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, repro "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, 4-in-a-line tuners with oval ivoroid buttons, ebony bridge, tortoise plastic raised pickguard stamped "PAT. MAR. 30 '09", some repaired back shrinkage near butt end, with OHSC



From Elderly Instruments.
Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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