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Selling a vary rare Gibson F-4 three point mandolin with the Tree of Life inlays on the fingerboard.
Description:Â Factory order likely to be 283. The FON is ink-stamped on the interior sidewall, near the neck block. Serial number: 5800 â€"Â hand-written on paper interior guarantee label.Â Recent advances in Gibson scholarship indicate that this mandolin was original shipped about mid-year 1906. Gibson F-4 model mandolins from this period can exhibit some degree of customizationÂ (i.e. upgraded fingerboard and peghead inlay, pickguard inlay, etc.)Â and this example is no exception. It greatly resembles at least two other, more well-known 1906 F-4â€™sÂ (serial number: 5437 & 5798)Â in that it features a tree-of-life fingerboard inlay, torch & wire peghead inlay, and moon and star pickguard inlaysÂ (all of which were factory-original options in that time period). In other respects, this instrument conforms to the typical specifications of the model for the period in which it was made with three-point Florentine style body, carved spruce top with oval soundhole and â€śGolden Orangeâ€ť finishÂ (other top finish colors were available), figured maple back and sides with red mahogany stain finish, multi-ply wood marquetry soundhole rosette with grained ivoroid center ring, tortoiseshell grain celluloid inlaid pickguard, removable non-height adjustable ebony bridge, typical metal tailpiece with â€śpineappleâ€ť style removable metal cover and embossed script-style â€śThe Gibsonâ€ť logo, two-piece figured maple neck with dark wood center strip and sunburst finish, Florentine style peghead shape, four-on-a-strip open-back tuners with Handel inlaid buttons, 24-fret ebony fingerboardÂ with treble-side extension over soundhole, single-ply grained ivoroid edge binding on fingerboard and body top and back, and nickel-plated metal hardware. No cracks or repairs to the wood. The finish has been french-polished. Comes with its original leather case.
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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 07:03 PM CDT
Omak WA 98841
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