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1908 Gibson A1 Mandolin #8064


1908 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1909 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A1
Serial 8064
Factory order number unknown


VG-EC, pumpkin color carved spruce top, pearl "The Gibson" inlaid in headstock, unbound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top, ebony brige, early style "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, dual b-w-checkerboard-w-b purfling
rings around soundhole, pickguard missing, 10-1/2" lower bout, ~14" scale, 1-1/4" nut width, center seam of neck reglued in peghead area (peghead veneer had cracked down center of front and has been repaired), "Orville" label with picture of Orville Gibson and lyre-mandolin, with original tooled leather case (quite worn)


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover


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