I have a mandolin that I'd like your opinions on. #I just found this in my wife's grandmother's house, and I think it's a pre-1910 Gibson F-2. #It is a 3 point. #It originally had a raised pickguard which I can tell by the clamp marks in 2 places in the back of the instrument and the 2 pin holes on the treble side of the fretboard. #It is also missing the tailplate cover. #Should I have this restored, or is it better to just get it to playing condition and leave the aged look alone? #Here is a pic.
By the way, the scroll on the headstock is also broken off. #I have the loose piece, thank god someone kept it in the case. By the way, the serial number on the label inside is hand written, 8340 if that helps any.