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Gibson F5 Mandolin #73997 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 73997
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Side bound, wide-grained top & quartered back. Pickguard is single bound similar to 70281, has 70279 scratched onto the back of it


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Side-facing binding
  • Single piece neck


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