10-17-2004 10-17-2004
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2253 Boston
October 17, 2004 12:00PMCalender
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American Mandolin, Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company, Kalamazoo, 1923, Model F-5

$127,000$110,000
Auction: Musical Instruments - 2253 Location: Boston Date / Time: October 17, 2004 12:00PM

Description:

American Mandolin, Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company, Kalamazoo, 1923, Model F-5, labeled PATENTED MAR 30 1906-, SEPT 20 1920-JAN 18 1921, THE GIBSON MASTER MODEL, STYLE F5 NUMBER 72211, IS HEREBY GUARANTEED...etc., GIBSON MANDOLIN-GUITAR COMPANY, KALAMAZOO MICH USA and THE TOP BACK TONE BARS, AND AIR CHAMBERS OF THIS INSTRUMENT WERE, TESTED TUNED AND THE ASSEMBLED INSTRUMENT TRIED AND, APPROVED FEB 26, 1923 and signed LLOYD LOAR, ACOUSTICAL ENGINEER, the bound quartersawn two-piece back of strong medium curl, the sides of irregular curl, the neck of strong medium curl, the bound peghead with THE GIBSON and flowerpot pearl inlay, the bound ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, length of back 13 3/8 in., with original rectangular case.
Estimate $80,000-100,000

Keywords

Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Company, American Mandolin, ACOUSTICAL, LLOYD LOAR, ACOUSTICAL ENGINEER, ENGINEER , Gibson Guitar Corporation, Guitars, Inlay, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mandolin, String instruments