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Gibson F4 Mandolin #8855


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1909 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 8855
Factory order number unknown


Torch & wire peghead inlay. Replaced large decorated tailpiece, refretted. Shaped pickguard with 2 violin chin rest type clamps. Blonde top, flamey maple tinted red on the back.

eBay seller states "owned by W.J.Stent (Gibson agent in Australia from 1900 to 1920's, and bandleader of The Sydney Gibson Mandolin Guitar Orchestra which played to audiences of up to 5,000 people) as featured on p.38 of the 1921 Gibson catalogue"


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Single piece back
  • 3-point body style
  • Blonde or Natural finish
  • Torch & Wire Inlay
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Chin rest type hardware for pickguard clamps
  • Double clamp pickguard


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