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Gibson F5 Mandolin #70279 Signed by Lloyd Loar 1922


Signed by Lloyd Loar 1922 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 70279
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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