Signed by Lloyd Loar June1923 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
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