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1902 Gibson U Harp Guitar The instrument was originally purchased by one Mr. Phillips, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, where, in April, 1906, it suffered dam...
 
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1902 Gibson A Mandolin Photos by Bart W
 
 2526
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1902 Gibson A Mandolin Here's a wonderful early Gibson. Dated photographs help us estimate the date of this mandolin to, 1902 or 1903 (the Gibson company's offical...
 
 2589 Gibson F Mandolin Black finish. abalone & black inlaid top.

style "F" (no number) appears in the earliest catalog.

 
 2626 1903 Gibson O Guitar Walnut back & sides
 
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1902 Gibson A Mandolin "Hollow neck" construction (made with no neck or heel block). Thick pieces for top and back. Bridge is like 2526 (as pictured in the first c...
 
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1903 Gibson F2 Mandolin Has a graft-style (scarf joint + dowels) repair on the neck and a 20s style sunburst & pickguard.. the refinish/sunburst looks like roughly ...
 
 2801 Gibson F2 Mandolin Black finish.
 
 2803
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Gibson F2 Mandolin black top, hollow neck (?)
 
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Gibson F3 Mandolin 3-pointer with rope binding, more details pending. Most likely (from serial & soundhole size) a hollow-neck
 
 2822
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Gibson F3 Mandolin Black, rope bound, hollow neck. Refinished in lacquer. Gold plating on tailpiece cover & tuner plates. Hollow neck construction. Frets appea...
 
 2825
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Gibson A Mandolin Another instrument that was in the Chinery collection. Black face, inlaid pickguard, hollow neck construction.

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1903 Gibson A Mandolin 5-screw tailpiece with endpin hole. volute on peghead

From John West

 
 2871
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1903 Gibson A1 Mandolin early A model. Hollow neck, hole in tailpiece cover, volute, steeply arched top & back, fleur-de-lis inlay
 
 2872
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Gibson A Mandolin Serial Number not entirely certain. Beautiful "shell inlay" pattern pickguard.
 
 2911 1903 Gibson A Mandolin fleur-de-lis inlay, volute on peghead, shallers
 
 2921
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1903 Gibson A Mandolin Unusual inlay on this one, which also has a volute on the back of the peghead. Tailpiece cover is a replacement. Case does not look original...
 
 3002
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1903 Gibson F2 Mandolin Hollow neck, very early scroll carving style, unusual (added later?) purfling
 
 3008 1904 Gibson F3 Mandolin G-VGC+, 3 point body style, back, inlaid tuners, inlaid pickguard with pearl around edge, bound fretboard with some fancy inlays, ebony and ...
 
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1904 Gibson H Mandola Early bird mandola. All the hallmarks of the first Orville instruments- rim *carved* from a single piece of wood rather than bent (and inclu...
 
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1904 Gibson A1 Mandolin EC-, carved spruce top with tortoise plastic pickguard inlaid into top, fancy pearl design inlaid in pickguard, dual checkerboard purfling r...
 
 3121 Gibson A4 Mandolin Black, Handel inlaid tuners, "The Gibson" and a viney little thing on the peghead, inlaid pickguard, fancy position markers

DB- follow...

 
 3193
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Gibson A Mandolin Recently restored, details coming
 
 3195 Gibson F3 Mandolin Black finish. Pearl & ebony "rope pattern" binding

DB - I believe the rope binding makes this an F3, 1 serial number off another known...

 
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1903 Gibson F3 Mandolin Very rare instrument, appears in the earliest Gibson catalog. The "rope binding" and pickguard inlay are the features to identify an F3
 
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1904 Gibson F2 Mandolin Hollow neck, rope binding, restored peghead/neck/fingerboard.Replaced fretboard copies detail of scroll on extention from an Orville Gibson ...
 
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Gibson F3 Mandolin brass hardware, torch & wire inlay, inlayed pickguard & bridge
 
 3248 Gibson F2 Mandolin Black finish. "The Gibson" only on peghead, fancy pearl position inlays starting at first fret, Inlaid, pearl bordered pickguard. Celluloid ...
 
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Gibson F2 Mandolin Refinished blacktop, handels, large inlaid pickguard. Very nice condition. Repair label over orville label from the shop that did a refret s...
 
 3260 Gibson A4 Mandolin Black finish, inlaid pickguard, fleur-de-lis on peghead
 
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1904 Gibson F2 Mandolin 3-point body style. Pumpkin top. This mandolin has no pickguard inlaid, though evidence that there was once a clamped style one attached. Pr...
 
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Gibson A4 Mandolin No inlaid pickguard or evidence of clamping. Single piece (mahogany?) back. Same Handel tuner plates as 3263. Extremely clean, finish in ver...
 
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Gibson A Mandolin natural finish, inlaid pickguard. Single piece (mahogany?) back
 
 3291 Gibson A4 Mandolin Black finish. Walnut back & sides;
 
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Gibson F2 Mandolin rope binding (only on "shoulders"), black face, inlaid pickguard
 
 3341
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Gibson A Mandolin Early A-model with fleur-de-lis inlaid pickguard
 
 3358 Gibson A3 Mandolin Mentioned in a Gibson letter dated Oct 17, 1906
 
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1904 Gibson A3 Mandolin Here's a great example of Gibson's early mandolin production. In the first couple of years the instruments were a bit primitive, and they ev...
 
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1905 Gibson A4 Mandolin Black finish. guarantee label, artist model inlay, no inlaid pickguard
 
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Gibson A4 Mandolin Black top, handel inlaid tuners, "the gibson" and fleur-de-lis on peghead. Inlaid pickguard. Pineapple tailpiece cover with hole in it. Dam...
 
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1904 Gibson F2 Mandolin Blackface, artist model inlay, inlaid pickguard. Peghead scroll repair. wbw binding?
 
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Gibson L1 Guitar Cedar top, mahogany back & sides, slot peghead, some repairs noted

from Palm Guitars

 
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Gibson A3 Mandolin unusual "shell" pickguard inlay. Replaced tailpiece cover and bridge. Peghead mixes 190x & 191x features, plus handel tuners are unusual for...
 
 3617 Gibson F3 Mandolin black, 3-point body style, bound like an F2 (top only, no binding inside scroll or on peghead) inlaid pickguard, Handel inlaid tuners, fancy...
 
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1904 Gibson F2 Mandolin Restored by Jack Cowardin. Photos show before & after states
 
 3694 Gibson A Mandolin Orange finish. Cedar & Walnut, no binding
 
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Gibson A Mandolin Orville label, inlaid pickguard, semi-horizontal old-style "The Gibson" inlaid in peghead
 
 3787 Gibson A1 Mandolin Orange finish. Fleur de lis inlaid pickguard, binding on top only
 
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Gibson A Mandolin Inlaid pickguard, Orville label, pineapple tailpiece cover, "The Gibson" inlaid on peghead. Probably refretted
 
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1904 Gibson A Mandolin fleur-de-lis inliaid pickguard, early tailpiece cover with hole in it. Repair to neck
 

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