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1906 Gibson F-2  Fancy 3-Point Mandolin

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SALE PENDING. When Orville Gibson began making mandolins in 1896, his instruments were highly decorated in what he called the Florentine style. The first generation had a crescent moon and star on the peg head. They appealed mostly to players of the classical style who banded together in the popular mandolin orchestras of the day. 

The second generation, as represented by this sweet sounding example, retained the fancy fingerboard inlays, inlaid pick guard and the 3rd body point. Of greater interest to players was a change in neck angle which created a more player-friendly action. The peg head features the highly desirable inlaid Handel tuners. 

Although this instrument shows considerable wear, it is structurally sound with no repairs, not even on the peg head scroll, and typical wear on the frets. Even the often misplaced pineapple tailpiece is  Intact. Here’s genuine 100 year old aged tone in a beautiful vintage collectable.

$3600.00 in contemporary tweed hard case

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