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    Re: Struggling with Gibson serial numbers

    I wish I could go back in time and ask him why he chose this particular mandolin. Would be an interesting conversation. Knowing him he put a lot of time and thought into choosing it.

    Thank you for...
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    Re: Struggling with Gibson serial numbers

    193505193506

    Here are two more. The arch on the back and the front are about the same.
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    Re: Struggling with Gibson serial numbers

    Yes, I will take some more pictures during my lunch tomorrow when the light should be good. It does have an arched back.
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    Re: Struggling with Gibson serial numbers

    193481

    Here is the back.
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    Re: Struggling with Gibson serial numbers

    Thanks for the resources. Great information. Would you guys say what I have here is an A-50?
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    Re: Struggling with Gibson serial numbers

    That actually really helps. It must have been 1965, because by 1968 he had moved to Oregon and I know he bought the mandolin before he moved.

    I really did just want to know for sentimental...
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    Struggling with Gibson serial numbers

    Hi everyone. I'm new the forum and have only been playing the mandolin for a few years. I'm entirely new to string instruments, and am struggling to identify the year of my Gibson A-style mandolin,...
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