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1908 Gibson F4 Mandolin #8014


1908 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1909 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 8014
Factory order number unknown


Torch & wire. earliest style (full cover) raised pickguard with (later) cutaway over soundhole. Pineapple tailpiece with filed "prongs". Peghead scroll repair, some overspray, fantastic tone. Original (large size for 3pt body) hardshell case has hole in top


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • 3-point body style
  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Torch & Wire Inlay
  • Chin rest type hardware for pickguard clamps
  • Double clamp pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover


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