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    What year is that from? I don't remember how to read those Gibson serial numbers.

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    I think it's 2000; first and last digit are the year if I'm not mistaken.
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    Do you think Charlie's signature is on the the other label?

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    And the original box is included. I have *never* seen one of those...

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    Looks like Jan 20, 2000 the second(02) made that day....same as the Flatiron Performer A that I have except for the gold appointments, "The Gibson" versus "The Flatiron" and the flowerpot versus the fleur de lis. I think the price is too high on this, should be more in the neighborhood of $1200-$1300(a Montana A5G is in the classifieds right now for $1250). Both mandos (Flatiron Performer A & The Gibson A5L) are identical in the construction (wood selection, dovetail neck joint, etc.); IMO a Nashville Flat is a better deal, but if you want the flowerpot and Gibson on your headstock, I can relate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Sheehy View Post
    Do you think Charlie's signature is on the the other label?
    Based on my assumption of what the date is (Jan 20, 2000) I would assume that Mr. Derrington's signature is on the other label, and this would drive up the price...
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    It's signed by a Jeff Allen

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    It's signed by a Jeff Allen
    Nice eyes Shaun!...that seals it for me, $1959 is a bit on the high side IMHO...
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