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1920 Gibson F2 Mandolin #62245


1920 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1920 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 62245
Factory order number unknown


Modified F2, looks to have a new neck (truss rod, pearloid inlay, unusual "Gibson" script on rosewood (?) inlay, adjustible bridge, 50's style tailpiece, possibly a new back (maple?). The back looks bound in the pictures, but I'm fairly sure that's the light reflection

Probably started out as a late '19 or early '20 F2, went to Gibson sometime after 1930. Seller suggests it is a later (50s-60s?) Gibson custom job

(Frank Ford - 1933 Century of Progress styling, pearloid, etc)


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  • Truss rod
  • Unusual instrument


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