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Gibson A4 Mandolin #5655


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1906 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 5655
Factory Order number: 309


Black finish.

Restored, flowerpot inlay added to peghead


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  • Black finish
  • Inlaid pickguard


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