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1920 Gibson A3 Mandolin #56093


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A3
Serial 56093
Factory order number unknown


VGC+, ivory white top finish, carved spruce top with oval soundhole, birch sides and back, paddle-shaped peghead, 2-piece mahogany neck with dark center stripe, newer radiused 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound body and fretboard (newer binding on fretboard and back), pearl inlaid "The Gibson" logo and fancy inlay on headstock, non-adjustable ebony replacement bridge, nickel hardware, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, open gear 4-on-a-plate tuners with oval ivoroid buttons, with OHSC (red lining)


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