Gibson F5 Mandolin #72615 Signed by Lloyd Loar March 27, 1923
Signed by Lloyd Loar March 27, 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
The "Griffith" mandolin, refinished, '30's hardware. This mandolin was refinished on the top and neck for Mr. Griffith in the '30's and then later was refinished several times to it's current R. Wood finish circa 1975.
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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