Signed by Lloyd Loar December 20, 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
Restored 2007 by Steve Gilchrist
Fern, previously refinished, new neck & overlay, formerly owned by Pee Wee Lambert. Could possibly be the missing "Fern" from 1922. See Gibson Catalog "N".
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Refinished instrument
- Fern peghead inlay
From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins