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    Thumbs up 1922 Gibson F-4 mandolin

    New clip about my 1922 Gibson F-4 mandolin:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgY4...re=em-comments

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    Default Re: 1922 Gibson F-4 mandolin

    Nice. Sounds a lot like my old f-2. I'm a little envious of your Handel tuner buttons.
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    Thanks. Yes, the Handel tuners are beautiful and give a very elegant look and vibe.

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    Happy Holidays!

    Check out this new clip: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwMQJugYt8w

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    It's so rare to actually hear any clean clips of an F-4. Would you mind uploading a video of you playing some Bach on the beauty? Liked and subscribed btw!

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    Thank you...but how about some Norman Blake or Sam Bush or David Grisman instead of JS Bach?

    I can do that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergio Lara View Post
    Thanks. Yes, the Handel tuners are beautiful and give a very elegant look and vibe.
    Do you (or anyone) know the exact years (starting and ending) when Handel button tuners appeared on Gibson mandolins?

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    Default Re: 1922 Gibson F-4 mandolin

    I have a 1922 F4 71080 fon 11548 from (according to Joe Spann) around January and it is from the first batch of Cremona finished instruments. No Handels. However the serial # suggests it was shipped in fall of 1922 so the tuners were likely installed in late 1922. I always assumed the Handel tuners were on teens instruments or earlier.
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    Default Re: 1922 Gibson F-4 mandolin

    I don't remember but it seems to me around 18 was the last year for them
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    Default Re: 1922 Gibson F-4 mandolin

    This '22 F-4 is really a great mandolin and it is now for sale:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/119402#119402

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgY4...re=em-comments

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