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1920 Gibson F4 Mandolin #55635


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 55635
Factory order number unknown


2-point body, red sunburst finish, carved spruce top with ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, figured maple back and rims, mahogany neck, ivoroid-bound 20-fret ebony fingerboard (extension removed after 20th fret), 1-3/16" nut width, 14" scale, new bone nut, newer adjustable ebony bridge, nickel hardware, "The Gibson" stamped tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound body, missing pickguard, pearl logo and double flowerpot headstock inlays, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons


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  • Purple-lined hardshell case
  • Red Sunburst


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