Signed by Lloyd Loar 1922 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument
F5 mandolin presumed to have existed at some point.
This serial number is inscribed on the back of a single-bound pickguard (matching 70281's ) that is installed on a July 9 sidebound mandolin. From this we infer that 70279 was likely an F5 mandolin
From Dan Beimborn.
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