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1920 Gibson F4 Mandolin #56842


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1919 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 56842
Factory order number unknown


Red finish. Maple back, double flowerpot peghead inlay. Original tailpiece, pickguard, (slightly) later adjustible bridge. Purple lined original case

From Ken Ypparila


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Purple-lined hardshell case
  • Brown, red, orange sunburst


From Dan Beimborn.
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