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Gibson F2 Mandolin #8385


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1909 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 8385
Factory order number unknown


Black finish, single piece neck. Tooled leather end-opening case. Pickguard has chin-rest style hardware.
Peghead recently restored by Mandolin Bros. Originally the back of the peghead had "Alex Douglas" impressed on it. The label (now cleaned) also had some writing in pencil with the name "Alex Douglas" and "Aug 27 1941" written on it. Photos from John Dudeck


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Tooled leather case
  • 3-point body style
  • Black finish
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Single piece neck
  • Chin rest type hardware for pickguard clamps
  • Double clamp pickguard
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover
  • Handel inlaid tuners


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