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Orville Gibson Labels: Early Hints of What's to Come (1900-1910)

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

From John West

 
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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
 
 2911 1903 Gibson A Mandolin fleur-de-lis inlay, volute on peghead, shallers
 
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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...
 
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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...
 
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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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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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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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1904 Gibson F2 Mandolin Blackface, artist model inlay, inlaid pickguard. Peghead scroll repair. wbw binding?
 
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1904 Gibson F2 Mandolin Restored by Jack Cowardin. Photos show before & after states
 
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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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1904 Gibson Custom Octave Mandolin Extremely rare or unique original octave mandolin. No stamp number. Cedar top, Birch back & sides. Orville label, Pineapple tailpiece with h...
 
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1905 Gibson F2 Mandolin 3pt with inlaid pickguard, likely re-necked in the 20s with truss-rodded f2 neck. green silk case also 20s
 
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1904 Gibson F2 Mandolin Could also be 3931. This instrument likely visited the Gibson factory in the 1920s, the case has green lining much like a loar case would, a...
 
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1906 Gibson A Mandolin Orange top, orville label, inlaid pickguard. Action somewhat high
 
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1906 Gibson F2 Mandolin 1906 Gibson Artist model mandolin #4310, FON 190. Three point body shape, black top finish, birch back and sides, spruce top, cedar neck, f...
 
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1905 Gibson A Mandolin orville label, pineapple tailpiece, inlaid pickguard
 
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1906 Gibson A1 Mandolin Orville Label A model. light tan to pumpkin finish, inlaid fleur-de-lis picguard, horizontal old-style "The Gibson" on peghead. Original tai...
 
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1906 Gibson A4 Mandolin Nice old Orville A4 with original double (lefty) pickguards. Set up left-handed. Restored by Frank Ford
 
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1905 Gibson F4 Mandolin Torch & Wire, Butterfly inlay on pickguard, rosewood back. Nolan Faulkner
 
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1906 Gibson A1 Mandolin VGC+ except 3 repaired top cracks, completely refinished (dark back, sides and neck, sunburst top), carved spruce top with tortoise plastic ...
 
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1905 Gibson R Guitar Orange finish, star & crescent peghead, pin bridge with metal anchor. 6 Harp strings.

Information from Bret Matz

 
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1906 Gibson F2 Mandolin "ORDER NO 200" on the neck block.
 
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1905 Gibson A Mandolin missing tailpiece cover, inlaid pickguard
 
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1906 Gibson A Mandolin Inlaid pickguard, silkscreen logo
 
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1905 Gibson F2 Mandolin Repair above soundhole on bass side, missing fingerboard extension, repaired heel crack. Unusual period case. "Order no. 264" on neck block
 
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1905 Gibson A4 Mandolin Black finish, inlaid pickguard, handel tuners with elaborate stamping, artist model inlay on neck.
 
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1905 Gibson A Mandolin repairs & modifications
 
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1906 Gibson A Mandolin re-necked by Gibson in 1940s. Fleur-de-lis pickguard inlay
 
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1905 Gibson F2 Mandolin Heel crack repair, lower treble point crack. Black finish, pineapple tailpiece, inlaid pickguard

thanks to "mrmando" on the mandolin c...

 
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1906 Gibson F2 Mandolin 1906 Gibson F model mandolin with Orville Gibson label, number 4976. Early 3-point F style mandolin with beautifully ornamented fingerboard...
 
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1905 Gibson A Mandolin peghead repaired/replaced, black finish
 
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1906 Gibson F4 Mandolin black face 3pt with Torch & wire inlay, tree of life on fingerboard, and star & crescent on inlaid pickguard. Gold hardware. "Order no 283" ...
 
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1905 Gibson F2 Mandolin 3pt. some restoration work noted, black face, inlaid pickguard, artist model inlay on fingerboard
 
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1906 Gibson A Mandolin GIbson A model (serial # 5240) with all original parts except for the tail piece cover. Action is a bit high, but mando rings when played. T...
 
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1906 Gibson F4 Mandolin Torch & Wire, tree of life inlay, inlaid pickguard with star & crescent motif. Pictured in Gruhn & Carter's "Acoustic Guitars and Other Fret...
 
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1906 Gibson K4 Mandocello At some point, the neck was shortented somewhat, resulting in something closer to an octave mandolin. Restored pehgead inlay and fingerboard...
 
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1906 Gibson F4 Mandolin Handel tuners, torch & wire peghead inlay, black finish, single piece back, star & crescents on inlaid pickguard
 
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1905 Gibson A4 Mandolin Black finish, inlaid pickguard
Artist Model inlay on neck (at 1/3/5/7/10/12/15 frets)+ slight radius in fingerboard and bridge.
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