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Gibson A Mandolin #81xx


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1909 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 81xx
Factory order number unknown


Plain top (no inlaid pickguard) orville label A


Categories this instrument is a member of

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


From George Gruhn.
George Gruhn founded Gruhn Guitars, and is considered to be one of the top experts in the world on vintage musical instruments.

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