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1938 Gibson F5 Mandolin #95358


1938 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1938 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 95358
Factory order number unknown


2-point body, natural finished spruce top, sunburst finished maple back and sides, flamed maple neck, white-bound 29-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays and treble extension, 1-3/16" nut width, 14" scale, factory Charlie Christian pickup with top-mounted volume and tone controls with small white pointer knobs, adjustable rosewood bridge (replaced bridge top), gold "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, w-b-w-bound body and tortoise plastic pickguard, w-b-w-bound headstock with pearl flowerpot and script "Gibson" logo inlays, gold tuners with pearl buttons (two non-pearl replacement buttons), one plugged hole (with pearl dot) on lower treble side, a very rare and unusual piece of Gibson history, on consignment, with OHSC (pink lining)


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  • Orange or "pumpkin" finish
  • Unusual instrument


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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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