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1920 Gibson A Mandolin #61316


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1920 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 61316
Factory order number unknown


EC- except refinished sunburst (okay job), carved spruce top, birch back and sides, mahogany neck, paddle headstock, neck joins body at 10th fret, 20-fret ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, replacement adjustable ebony bridge, "Gibson" engraved tailpiece, replacement
4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, ~1-7/8" body depth, ebony-maple-e-m-e purfling rings around soundhole, 10-1/8" body width, ~14" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, replacement pickguard, with later rough SSC



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Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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