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1921 Gibson F2 Mandolin #689xx


1921 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 689xx
Factory Order number: 11618


Serial illegible, FON puts this likely 68980-69000 +-20.
Back has nice curl, possibly maple or curly birch. Bearclaw figure in top. Tuners are period-correct but replaced. Very nice articulate separated tone


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Dark sunburst
  • Truss rod
  • Dark or coffee-colored tuner buttons


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