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1921 Gibson F4 Mandolin #65435


1921 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1921 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 65435
Factory Order number: 11357


Back with unusual Neapolitan or "Skunkburst" finish. Three clear stain colors applied in a single vertical stripe instead of the usual circular sunburst. Sides also matching. Black top, nice crisp clear scroll carving on this example. Nice warm tone

Dave Reiner


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  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • From the Collection of Dave Reiner
  • Black finish
  • Unusual instrument


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