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1922 Gibson A4 Mandolin #69602


1922 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 69602
Factory order number unknown


EC, red sunburst carved spruce top with oval soundhole, dark-stained maple sides and carved back, paddle peghead, abalone & pearl fleur-de-lis and pearl "The Gibson" inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound 22-fret fretboard with pearl dot inlays, mahogany neck joins body at 10th fret, ivoroid-bound top and back, tortoise plastic pickguard (stamped "PAT. MAR. 30,'09"), 4-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with ivoroid buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, truss rod, adjustable bridge, 14" scale, 1-7/16" nut width, 10-1/4" body width, with shaped OHSC (green lining)



From Elderly Instruments.
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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