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Gibson F5 Mandolin #74000 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 74000
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Near Mint, extremely light in weight.
EC+, signed and dated by Lloyd Loar 7/9/23 (the same day as Bill Monroe's), flowerpot headstock, triple bound top, neck, headstock and pickguard, exceptionally attractive flamed maple back and rims, no Virzi, extremely clean, all original except for one tuner screw, magnificent sound, OHSC **SIDEBOUND**


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Side-facing binding
  • Superb condition


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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