Signed by Lloyd Loar May 29, 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 "David McLaughlin F-5". #73727 on back of pickguard. All original parts, unusually dark tone- very loud, very different from any other Loar (exactly 83) David has played.
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From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins