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1907 Gibson K1 Mandocello #8183


1907 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1909 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandocello, Style K1
Serial 8183
Factory order number unknown


VGC+ except needs much work (reseat and
dress frets, glue fretboard crack and loose binding, back shrunken - open back/side seam to relieve pressure & reglue, remove glued-on bridge & refit to top, center seams open on headstoc and back, setup, etc.), teardrop shape with oval soundhole, pumpkin color top, bound top and fretboard, "The Gibson" pearl inlay in headstock, early style "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, with OHSC


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover


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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