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Gibson F5 Mandolin #73481 Signed by Lloyd Loar May 29, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar May 29, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 73481
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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  • 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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