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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson F4 Mandolin #72014


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 72014
Factory Order number: 11763


1921 batch # and early 1923 serial. Tuning pegs are older style (not arrow-end) "off the shelf" and holes for them cut into the "G" in "Gibson". Double flowerpot cut by truss rod channel is also consistent with how they leftover parts were made into Loar period instruments.

Binding has a yellow tint to it, sunburst a little haphazard around 7 o'clock. Most likely the binding was not scraped on this one after the finish was completed.

DW- Bridge appears to be a Daniel Smith repro

Thanks to Garry Huber for the photos


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Red Sunburst
  • Unusual inlay
  • Truss rod


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