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1921 Gibson A4 Mandolin #69217


1921 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 69217
Factory Order number: 11597


Owned by William "Red" Rector.

Maple back, truss rod. Tuners installed backwards. Replaced Fingerboard and truss rod cover (original cover still with mandolin).

Can be heard on recordings with Charlie Monroe, the Rambling Mountaineers, Reno and Smiley, Wade Mainer, Hylo Brown, Norman Blake, Jethro Burns, Grandpa Jones, Chet Atkins, Bill Clifton, Don Stover and many more.

Red Rector & Bill Monroe


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  • Maple back
  • Played by a well-known musician
  • Truss rod
  • Unusual instrument


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