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1931 Gibson F5 Mandolin #90446


1931 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1934 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 90446
Factory order number unknown


here is a rare and fabulous 1931 F-5 with monster sound, pearl rectangular inlays beginning at the 3rd fret, triple top-bound body, headstock and tortoise plastic pickguard, pearl fern and "The Gibson" inlays in headstock, gold hardware, Waverly reverse tuners with pearl buttons (one new button), "The Gibson" tailpiece cover (plating worn), adjustable ebony bridge, sunburst finish flamed maple neck and body, parallel-braced carved spruce top, mother-of-pearl truss rod cover, on consignment, exceptional sound and condition, finish checking on back and front, from a batch of instruments some of which were more reminiscent of 1929 models, with green-lined oblong OHSC (SN:90446)


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  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Fern peghead inlay


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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