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Gibson F4 Mandolin #6254


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1906 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 6254
Factory order number unknown


Torch & wire peghead inlay, inlaid pickguard with star & crescent decoration. Handel inlaid tuners, original bridge and tailpiece cover too.

Information from Harry and Jeanie West, Photos by Bobby Wolfe & Harry West


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • All-original parts
  • 3-point body style
  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Inlay has star & crescent moon motif
  • Torch & Wire Inlay
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Inlaid pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover


From Dan Beimborn.
Dan Beimborn is the designer and operator of the Mandolin Archive. Descriptions and photographs are copyright Dan Beimborn unless otherwise indicated, and may not be reproduced without permission.

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