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Gibson F5 Mandolin #73682 Signed by Lloyd Loar June1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar June1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 73682
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Triple Bound on the sides, no day indicated on label. First appearance TB/Side binding.

DB- possible prototype of July 9 batch features


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Side-facing binding
  • Prototype or experimental features
  • Unusual instrument


From Ken Waltham.
Ken Waltham is a well-regarded player and collector of vintage mandolins

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