The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124817   Message #2759825
Posted By: Mark Clark
04-Nov-09 - 09:08 PM
Thread Name: F-style or A-style mandolin?
Subject: RE: F-style or A-style mandolin?
The prevailing wisdom is that “A” referenced the Artist series and “F” referenced the Florentine series of mandolins. This makes sense except Gibson was known to violate that nomenclature on occasion. Charles Johnson maintains “A Brief History Of Gibson Mandolins” page on his “Mandolin world Headquarters...and Guitars!” Web site that provides more detail without being exhaustive.

      - Mark