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Gibson F5 Mandolin #72361 Signed by Lloyd Loar March 8, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar March 8, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 72361
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on March 8, 1923, flowerpot headstock, triple ivoroid-bound body, single ivoroid-bound neck and headstock, triple-bound tortoise plastic pickguard, flowerpot and "The Gibson" inlays in headstock, pearl button tuners, "The Gibson" tailpiece cover (Loar-style), adjustable ebony bridge, sunburst finish figured maple neck, sides and back, sunburst carved spruce top, small (~1-3/8" long) splice in the back seam at the tailpiece end. From an estate, having been owned since around the 1950's, this previously uncatalogued Loar is all original and has, like all mid-'20's Master Models, exceptional sound. Includes green-lined OHSC

Shipped 3/10/23.


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