Signed by Lloyd Loar February 26, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument
Light tobacco finish, green hue to binding.
DB: It's interesting to compare the sunburst to This Nugget mandolin. The satin look to this Loar's finish is echoed in many of Mike Kemnizter's instruments
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Greenish color to fingerboard binding (lacquer topcoat?)
- Unusual instrument
From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins