Signed by Lloyd Loar July 9, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument
Side-bound July 9. Serial number is probably the last July 9, as it appears just before 74003 which is the "Mrs. Griffith" Loar A5. Tailpiece cover was at one time a teens style one with "#74002, F-5, July 9, 1923, Dr. I. Garfin, October 3, 1939" written on the underside. An original Loar tailpiece is now fitted.
Very nice tone and volume, a superior-sounding July 9
Thanks to Stan Jay of Mandolin Bros for one set of pictures and the description of the teens tailpiece that was once fitted