1929 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1931 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Factory Order number: 135
Black face, carved spruce top with white-bound oval soundhole, dark stained back and rims, mahogany neck with large peghead, adjustable truss rod, 20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, 1-3/16" nut width, 14" scale, adjustable ebony bridge stamped "PAT'D JAN.18-21", nickel hardware, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece cover, "Gibson" silkscreened headstock logo, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons, missing pickguard, very nice sound, with original soft case (purple lining).