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Gibson F5 Mandolin #71628 Signed by Lloyd Loar December 20, 1922


Signed by Lloyd Loar December 20, 1922 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1922 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 71628
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".


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  • 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

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