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1928 Gibson F4 Mandolin #85663

Summary

1928 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1930 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 85663
Factory order number unknown

Description

VG-EC, red sunburst top, sides and back, torch headstock inlay, truss rod, tortoise plastic pickguard with white border added, white-bound bound top, back, headstock and ebony fretboard with dot inlays, "The Gibson" pearl headstock inlay, appears all original except plain tailpiece cover, b-w truss rod cover, pickguard border and bone nut, with OHSC (warped some - doesn't close properly)

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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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