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Gibson F5 Mandolin #739xx 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 739xx
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Triple bound on sides, highly figured sides, slab cut back. Serial No. defaced with F41515. Nearly identical to 73992, assumed to be around 73988 to 73991. Some french polish work, appears to have finish on labels.

Photos from Gruhn, Elderly

DB- changed serial from ? to 739xx consistent with description.



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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