Gibson F5 Mandolin #73011 Signed by Lloyd Loar April 25, 1923
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
Serial number in ink, light tobacco finish, original gold hardware, two small repaired holes in back, light lacquer overspray, some work performed to reduce the overall amount of finish on the mandolin.
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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