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
Triple bound on sides, highly figured sides, slab cut back. Unique tone and top response. Instrument has has some french polish work to remove scratches on scroll from a previous owner who was left-handed.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Side-facing binding
- Green-lined hardshell case
- Single piece neck
From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins