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Gibson F5 Mandolin #72214 Signed by Lloyd Loar February 26, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar February 26, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 72214
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Owned by Bill Monroe, light tobacco finish, heavily damaged by vandals 11/13/85, repaired by Gibson. Was kept in alternate tuning and used by Bill when he played "My last days on earth"

Current wherabouts unknown


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  • Played by a well-known musician


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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