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Gibson F5 Mandolin #71901 Signed by Lloyd Loar January 12, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar January 12, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 71901
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Headstock scroll replaced. Earlier teens stlye tuner plates. Replacement tailpiece cover by Darryl Wolfe. Nice sounding early Loar with lots of punch & growl. Peghead scroll reglued


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  • Green-lined hardshell case


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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