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Gibson F5 Mandolin #73992 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 73992
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.


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  • 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

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