manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1910 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Factory order number unknown
Black finish. "Pat applied for" and chin rest hardware on pickguard. Handel tuners. Old, very well-done repair to split in peghead by Jimmy Gravity Strings. No visible stamp number. Leather case
Thanks to Bill for pictures and detailed description & history.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Tooled leather case
- 3-point body style
- Black finish
- Chin rest type hardware for pickguard clamps
- Handel inlaid tuners
From Gryphon Strings.
Frank Ford is on of the founders of Gryphon Strings. Frank is world-renowned as a master repairman and an expert on vintage mandolins. Gryphon often carries very nice vintage mandolins. Frank is also the author of Frets.com, a website well worth the visit for instrument fans, luthiers, and repairmen