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1922 (Loar Period) Gibson F2 Mandolin #72838


1922 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 72838
Factory Order number: 11758



Flame maple back, tortoise-shell celluloid back binding, truss rod, Bone bridge saddle (although pictured with earlier aluminum saddle). replacement teens F4 case for light green original that was on its last legs. light overspray

Peghead overlay replaced (period incorrect one was in place prior to this).

Incredible tone


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Tortoise back binding
  • Dark sunburst
  • Truss rod


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