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1920 Gibson F4 Mandolin #61755


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1920 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 61755
Factory Order number: 11288


This is a wonderful sounding Gibson F-4 from 1918, with a gorgeous sunburst and highly figured maple back and sides. Double flowerpot peghead, all original tuners, non-adjustable bridge and tailpiece assembly. Original frets with very little wear, excellent playability, clean woody tone all the way up the neck. No cracks, repairs, or modifications with the exception of the removed pickguard (not available). Original hard case is missing handle. Serial #61755 (shipped 1921), FON 11288 (made 1918)


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  • Brown, red, orange sunburst


From The Music Emporium.
One of the country's oldest fretted instrument shops, The Music Emporium has its roots in the burgeoning Cambridge folk scene of the late 60's, when the vintage and fine acoustic instrument market had its first renaissance. For the over 40 years TME has seen thousands of instruments pass through its doors and has been privileged to both witness and influence the work of many of today's finest builders.

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