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All Discussions My Discussions Add. I would like some source to authenticate the year made for a Custom F-4 that I have for sale www. Share Tweet Facebook Views: Don't know if it ever made it to the internet. I may have a copy of it - somewhere??

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Mugwamps might be another source. On the A1, I think there was something about dating using the peghead shape. Thanks for the suggestions.

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I believe I have all the issues of Pickin'-- just have to find them and then get the right issue. If you just want a quick list, here's one - approximate but close: Year Last Number I did check the mandolin archive website for my early fancy F model and was initially caught off guard to find that the serial number was listed. Then, when I looked at the photos I remembered I had this mandolin at Elderly for a while, in hope of trading it for something like a Anyway, it was nice to learn that Elderly is contributing to the Dating gibson mandolins a style archive.

George Gruhn's price guide is usually the best place I've found to look these up since you can compare features to years as well as serial number ranges.

You may find a mando in this site that is near your range and discription which will help you out too: Thanks Ned and Frank too.

I can make out the...

The mandolin archive website is fantastic. As Frank suggested I will take and send some good photos and serial s and factory order numbers of the two mandolins.

Check out this site. You could do the entire mandolin community a small favor by sending some good pix and the numbers to our pal, Dan Beimborn at the Mandolin Archive.

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He posts the comprehensive list of vintage Gibson mandos, and makes all info available free. Tell him or us the serials, and we can date them for you too, of course.

Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator. I can make out the model `a` but not what it says after Gibson.