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1911 Gibson A Mandolin #8940


1911 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1909 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A
Serial 8940
Factory order number unknown


Orville label A pumpkin top. Finish in very nice shiny condidtion, label bright & clear, tailpiece cover original & shiny. Raised teens-style clamped pickguard (clamp hardware missing), pin from pickguard through bridge & rounded cutout where pickguard meets bridge


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Orville Gibson Label
  • Pineapple-shaped tailpiece cover


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