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Gibson A2 Mandolin #80525


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1926 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A2
Serial 80525
Factory order number unknown


Black finish.

Frank listed as "A2Z", but I assume it is a black A2 with some A2z features, not "A2Z" on the label



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