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1906 Gibson F4 Mandolin #6251


1906 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1906 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 6251
Factory Order number: 283


tan/golden 3-point, inlad pickguard, torch & wire peghead. four pearl dots on the bridge (see also 5713)

Business card left in case reads:

               The  Serenaders, Inc.
                    of New York 
            280 West Twenty-Third Street

            A Society of Devotees of the                                                
             Mandolin, Banjo and Guitar

Meetings at their rooms    Invite all interested to
 any Monday evening       attend and enjoy a Serenade


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • 3-point body style
  • Inlay has star & crescent moon motif
  • Torch & Wire Inlay
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover
  • Single piece top
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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