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Torch and Wire Inlay

Torch & Wire Inlay

Torch & Wire Inlay

The Torch and wire inlay pattern is named for the central torch figure and inlaid silver wire. This appeared on Gibson mandolin pegheads from approximately 1902-1911, only on the fanciest F model mandolins of the time.

The decoration style matches space-filling organic designs of the period, and sometimes is accompanied by a tree-of-life design on the fingerboard

Torch & Wire instruments from the Mandolin Archive

Authored by: Dan Beimborn

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