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Gibson F5 Mandolin #71062 Signed by Lloyd Loar November 28, 1922


Signed by Lloyd Loar November 28, 1922 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 71062
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


3-piece neck, light tobacco finish. Birdseye figure on the back

Steve Gilchrist had just left Gruhn's when Darryl took this picture. Darryl recalls that mandolin was at Gruhn's there for 6-8 months..and Gilchrist used it as the model for form fit and color on his mandolins



From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins

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