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1926 Gibson F4 Mandolin #82852


1926 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1928 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 82852
Factory Order number: 8809


Very clean '26 F4. Some photos (in front of firewood) by Ken Waltham

Dave Reiner


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • All-original parts
  • Maple back
  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • Case in very nice condition
  • Superb condition
  • From the Collection of Dave Reiner
  • Brown, red, orange sunburst
  • Screwed-on pickguard
  • Truss rod
  • Rounded ends on tuner plates


From Dan Beimborn.
Dan Beimborn is the designer and operator of the Mandolin Archive. Descriptions and photographs are copyright Dan Beimborn unless otherwise indicated, and may not be reproduced without permission.

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