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1906 Gibson F2 Mandolin #5748


1906 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1906 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 5748
Factory Order number: 324


Blackface 3-point f2. Orville label. Rough later pickguard, rosewood adjustible bridge. Much finish checking. Ebay description states that mandolin has been through a fire, and has a sound post to alleviate top sinkage. Later "The Gibson" on peghead (re-necked? truss rod cover & Handel tuners as well). Red-lined HSC is likely original, later ones are too small/don't fit.
(FON from Frank Ford)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • 3-point body style
  • Black finish
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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