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1921 Gibson F4 Mandolin #68128


1921 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 68128
Factory Order number: 11558


Cremona Sunburst F4. No Truss rod. All original except refret, neck varnished. Pickguard deteriorating.

DB: This mandolin has a late '21 Serial or early '22. By many, these Cremona sunburst shaded F4s are considered to be Loar F5 prototype finishes

Information from N.E. Pfeifer


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Cremona Brown (Loar style) finish
  • Prototype or experimental features


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