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Gibson F5 Mandolin #73490 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 73490
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Headstock scroll missing.

From the owner:
The headstock scroll is not only missing but the wound was "repaired", sanded smooth, binding added and finish to match. It has several repaired top cracks and some of the back seam that had separated was repaired by Charlie Derrington. It came in an F4 case with purple lining but not certainly not the original case.



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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