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Gibson F-2 Mandolin 1919 No Longer Available

March 14, 2013
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Comments Here is a very good condition Gibson F-2 Mandolin, built during 1919. Gibson began producing non-traditional mandolins – that is, not using the European bowl-back, flat-top design – in the late part of the 19th Century, basing this radically new design on another traditoinal instrument – the violin. The F series features the ‘scroll’ on the upper bout, and the fancier headstock than the teardrop-shaped A series. Orville Gibson died on August 21, 1918 of endocarditis. Not long after, the Gibson company hired Lloyd Loar to revamp the designs, and his first models started appearing around 1922. This fine example of Gibson instrument production falls between those two points.
Serial Number 18501, built during 1919 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Pricing $3850 CAD with original case.
Neck Maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard.
Frets Original frets in good condition.
Body F-style body with Carved spruce top, carved maple back, maple sides.
Finish Original nitrocellulose lacquer finish; black on top and headstock, natutal elsewhere.
Hardware/electronics All original hardware, engraved tuner buttons, engraved nickel tailpiece cover, ebony bridge, faux tortoise patent pickguard.
Playability/Action Plays well and we will of course set the instrument up to the player’s requirements.
Case Original case included.


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