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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson F4 Mandolin #70946


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 70946
Factory Order number: 11703


Very clean F4, wonderful "snakehead" tone. Small repair to neck heel. Fantastic flames and finish on the back and sides. Bridge saddle is likely a replacement.

Phil Alexander


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Adjustible Loar-style bridge
  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Superb condition
  • Brown, red, orange sunburst
  • Truss rod


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