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Gibson F5 Mandolin #73747 Signed by Lloyd Loar July 9, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar July 9, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 73747
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Reversed labels, 1-piece back, near mint.

Appears on pages 83-85 of George Gruhn & Walter Carter's

    Acoustic Guitars and Other Fretted Instruments



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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