Signed by Lloyd Loar April 25, 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 "Apollon" Loar, refinished, circa '30's, serial number in ink, aluminum bridge saddle, lacquer looking finish. White end pin and aluminum bridge saddle are consistent features of Apollon mandolins. Dave Apollon was a pyrotechnical player well known for his spectacular mandolin playing
Returned to Gibson, Kalamazoo, in October of 1937 for repair work, (confirmed by Walter Carter, Gibson historian).