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1926 Gibson A4 Mandolin #82732


1926 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1928 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A4
Serial 82732
Factory order number unknown


EC-, red sunburst carved spruce top, dark-stained maple sides and carve back, snakehead peghead, pearl fleur-de-lis and "The Gibson" inlays in headstock, ivoroid-bound ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, ivoroid-bound top and back, tortoise plastic pickguard, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivoroid buttons, "The Gibson" tailpiece, truss rod, adjustable bridge, all original, rare model, with OHSC
(DB - could be a late '25, it's within 30 digits of that year on my chart)



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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