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Gibson F5 Mandolin #72799 Signed by Lloyd Loar April 10, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar April 10, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 72799
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


The mandolin was in a flood in 1985 that destroyed the case. Water did not get in the case, but the moisture opened virtually all of the seams on the instrument. All of the peghead tuner bushings and one tuner button are missing. The remaining hardware appears to be original. Importantly, the labels are intact and legible. Non-original case. The present owner indicates that his grandfather had the mandolin refinished by Gibson in the 1950's. The instrument had been owned by the same family since the 1930's


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Truss rod
  • Arrow-end tuners


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