Signed by Lloyd Loar July 9, 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
Exceptional volume and tone. The F5 Journal just missed it by hours in 1966 for $300.
VGC+, signed by Lloyd Loar (the same day as Bill Monroe's), flowerpot headstock, triple bound top, neck, headstock and pickguard, no Virzi, exceptional sound, all original (except frets, and possibly the top of the bridge), one owner since mid-'60's, rare, collectible, great player, with OHSC
DB - This particular example has an unusual off-center sunburst.