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1925 Gibson K5 Mandocello #83271


1925 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1928 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandocello, Style K5
Serial 83271
Factory order number unknown


Originally blackface, refinished in sunburst and Fern inlay replaced original Flowerpot


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