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1936 Gibson F4 Mandolin #93933


1936 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1936 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 93933
Factory order number unknown


brown sunburst carved spruce top with oval soundhole, dark stained maple sides and carved back (with exceptionally nice flame), dark stained walnut (?) neck, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, adjustable truss rod, repro adjustable ebony bridge reads "PAT'D.JAN.18-21", white-bound body and fretboard, checkerboard-white-checkerboard purfling around soundhole, tortoise plastic pickguard, engraved "The Gibson" tailpiece, pearl script "Gibson" logo and large diamond headstock inlay, replacement (?) 4-on-a-plate tuners with white plastic buttons, 9-7/8" body width, 14" scale length, 1-3/16" nut width, headstock and parts of body lightly oversprayed, with shaped OHSC (red lining)


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  • Maple back
  • Dark sunburst


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