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Gibson F4 Mandolin #6255


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1906 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 6255
Factory Order number: 283


Blond face finish. Maple neck, back & sides. Originally dot inlay fingerboard, replaced board with full fancy inlay treatment. Torch & wire Inlay


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • 3-point body style
  • Inlay has star & crescent moon motif
  • Torch & Wire Inlay
  • Inlaid pickguard


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