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    Were there early (pre '25)varnish finished blacktop Gibson mandolins, or have they all been lacquered?

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    Gibson didn't use lacquer until 1925, or perhaps 1924. Anything before that would be varnish of some sort other than lacquer, and there were black face instruments well before that.

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