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
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
Categories this instrument is a member of
- 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