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Gibson A Mandolin #85473


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1930 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 85473
Factory Order number: 950


Black finish.


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Truss rod
  • Truss rod on a paddle-shaped peghead


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