The inspiration behind these 120th Anniversary mandolins was 1904 black top Presentation F-2 with wire / torch and tree of life inlays. These inlays were only used until 1908. These limited edition models are available in three color options: 1904 Black top with reddish walnut stain back and sides, 1912 amber top with pigeon blood back and sides, and 1923 cremona burst. Gibson also created an elegant mother of pearl inlaid 120th anniversary pick guard for this model. In addition each mandolin has an 1894 Liberty Head nickel inlaid in the back of the headstock to commemorate the year in which Orville Gibson applied for his first mandolin patent.
Hand carved red spruce top with bound F holes
AAAA maple back, sides, & neck
Tuned parallel tone bars
1-3/16" pearl nut
Bound ebony fingerboard with tree of life inlays
Ebony headstock overlay with wire and torch inlays
Waverly tuners with inlaid tuner buttons
Reproduction ebony bridge
1 3/16 Pearl Nut
Inlaid pick guard with 120th anniversary inlays
Loar style case with 120th anniversary embroidery on lid and blanket
Certificate of authenticity is a framed re-print from World War 1 era Popular Mechanics magazine ad - numbered and signed
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Our Mandolin Set Up Work
Cutting the nut slots to the appropriate depth
Adjusting the truss rod as needed
Setting the bridge for proper intonation
Checking frets for issues - seating, leveling & dressing - as needed
Installing a harmonic suppressor
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Our goal is to provide you with the best playing and sounding mandolins possible. Our experience selling high end instruments such as Weber, Collings and Gibson are reflected in our shop work and standards. In today's internet world of online sellers, it makes sense to choose a store where you can upgrade from an entry level instrument to a professional level instrument or anywhere in between. At The Mandolin store you can do just that.
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