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Gibson F5 Mandolin #73755 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 73755
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


EXC, signed by Lloyd Loar on July 9, 1923, the earliest known F-5 with fern peghead inlay (prior to this example, the earliest known fern was Mar. 31, 1924), neck reset and refretted by Hugh Hansen, top-facing binding, attractive two-piece back, silver-plated hardware, OHC


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  • Green-lined hardshell case


From George Gruhn.
George Gruhn founded Gruhn Guitars, and is considered to be one of the top experts in the world on vintage musical instruments.

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