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Gibson F5 Mandolin #72857 Signed by Lloyd Loar April 12, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar April 12, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 72857
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10300


Originally owned by Wallace Zeibarth, of Minneapolis, MN. Wallace was second mandolin in the Albert Bellson Quartet. Bellson was a well-known player back in the day, appearing as an endorser in Gibson literature of the time

Photos by Ken Waltham

Label photos by Tony Williamson


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  • Single piece neck


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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