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1921 Gibson A Mandolin #67860


1921 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 67860
Factory Order number: 11442


FC except needs major restoration (remove loose back, neck and top, rebend sides top and back, re-assemble, dress frets, clean restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), Sheraton Brown carved spruce top with oval soundhole, ivoroid-bound top, mahogany neck with paddle-shaped headstock, no logo, 20 fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, replacement bridge with ebony base and metal bridge top stamped "PAT. APPLIED FOR", "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, ebony-maple-e-m-e inlaid soundhole rosette, raised tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR.30'09" and fastening bracket marked "PAT. JULY 4, 1911", 10-1/4" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-3/16" nut width, with rough OHSC (black with green plush interior) (SN:67860 FON 11442)


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  • Adjustible bridge with aluminum saddle
  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Sheraton Brown finish


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Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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