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Most of the best Japanese replicas, excluding Tokai, were built between 19 in the Fugi-gen Gakki factory by Japanese luthiers, these include the "lawsuit" guitars and forced Fender and Gibson to license this factory to produce their branded products in Japan.In many cases, these Japanese Fenders and Gibsons are of higher build quality, finish and tone than the US made versions.

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This guide is inteneded as a starting point in a search for a Gibson A-model mandolin from the years 1907-1935.

All of the information within is as accurate as I can personally verify (ie don't bet the farm).

Just don't make a profit from it without giving me 87%!!

The Gibson Company went through several stages of model design for their mandolins in the last 100 years.

With no formal training, Orville created an entirely new style of mandolin and guitar, with tops carved rather than bent, and arched like the top of a violin. On May 11, 1896, Orville filed for his first and only patent. In the 1890s, he creates carved top hollow body guitars with an oval sound hole that not only increased volume, it also set the standards for the future of the archtop guitar.

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