manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Factory order number unknown
Excellent condition, Sheraton Brown top finish with dark back and sides. Peghead has "The Gibson" logo inlaid in pearl. The fretboard as well as both the top and back of the body are bound in grained celluloid. tuners and tailpiece is original, the bridge is amodern replaement, and the pickguard is missing. Nice wide grain top with some finish flaking on the top along the grain lines. Neck is straight and the frets are in good shape. Plays nice and has a good ringing sound. Strong volume with good bass and a woody tone. Nice original hardshell case included.
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