Find Closest Matching
Serial Number
Stamp Number

Gibson F5 Mandolin #73994 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 73994
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Sidebound. Some "holdover" 1924 features such as the bulge in the fingerboard extension, finish details, tuning pegs with plates stamped with leaves etc like the march 31 1924 batch

Fantastic condition. Pickguard is removed in some of the pictures but is still with the mandolin. Fantastic tone


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Side-facing binding
  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Superb condition
  • Single piece neck


From Dan Beimborn.
Dan Beimborn is the designer and operator of the Mandolin Archive. Descriptions and photographs are copyright Dan Beimborn unless otherwise indicated, and may not be reproduced without permission.

Please wait for all thumbnail images to load before clicking