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1922 Gibson H4 Mandola #68243


1922 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandola, Style H4
Serial 68243
Factory order number unknown


EC-, 2-point body, red sunburst finish, carved spruce top with ivoroid-bound oval soundhole, rope-ivoroid-rope marquetry rosette, figured maple back and rims, 2-piece mahogany neck with dark center strip, 21-fret ebony fingerboard, 1-3/16" nut width, ~15-7/8" scale, ebony bridge (saddle top has been shaved down on bass side), nickel hardware, "The Gibson" stamped tailpiece cover, ivoroid-bound body, fingerboard and headstock, pearl logo and double flowerpot headstock inlays, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid tuner buttons, tortoise plastic pickguard stamped "PAT.MAR.30,'09", mandola version of Gibson F-4 mandolin, very hard to find in this condition, fine sound, on consignment, with OHSC (green lining) (SN:68243)


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  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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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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