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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson F2 Mandolin #73221


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 73221
Factory order number unknown


1923 Gibson F-2 mandolin # 73221. Extremely fine completely original example of a Loar era oval hole mandolin with truss rod and adjustable bridge, spruce top, birch back and sides, dark mahogany finish with sunburst top, mahogany one piece neck, tortoise colored acetate pick guard with patent stamp, rounded neck heel, "The Gibson" peg head inlay. Original case, also in excellent condition. A veritable time capsule from the Lloyd Loar period of Gibson.


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  • Dark sunburst
  • Truss rod


From Tony Williamson.
Tony Williamson founded Mandolin Central, which has now become an international resource of mandolin lore, vintage instruments and accessories

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