1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A3
Factory order number unknown
This is a rare model with the white ivory finish that was only available from 1918 - 1922. Also it's a really strong sounding good playing instrument. The ivory finish top is in wonderful condition with just bit of wear near the edge at the forearm position. The birch back is figured quite nicely. There are no cracks anywhere and it's all original with the exception of a new tailpiece. Pickguard is in great shape. The original tuning pegs work fine and there's the classic fancy abalone inlay on the peghead. Nice original hard shell case.
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