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Gibson F5 Mandolin #72052 Signed by Lloyd Loar February 8, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar February 8, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 72052
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Original finish with very light french polishing overall. No structural or fret work.


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  • Single piece neck


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