manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Factory order number unknown
Sheraton Brown finish. eBay seller notes repaired top crack next to fingerboard & worn finish. Pickguard missing.
From Gryphon Strings.
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