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Identifying Vintage Guitars, Banjos & Mandolins
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Headstocks of US models also use the Gibson headstock shape. Like everything else connected to instrument identification issues — there are many exceptions. In general, higher model numbers meant more binding and ornament. Higher numbers also meant more money.
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This mandolin has a teardrop shaped body, twin open f-holes, a sunburst finish top and uniform mahogany brown back and sides. According to history books the Venetian is the only Gibson-made Epiphone mandolin model, meaning a mandolin made in the USA at the Gibson Kalamazoo factory. After Epiphone brand instruments were made in Japan and since then they have moved on to other Far Eastern countries, but back then they were as American as apple pie and well advertised bladder control products. It is the capital of the Veneto region; the city stretches across small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy.