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1923 (Loar Period) Gibson F4 Mandolin #74123


1923 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 74123
Factory Order number: 11852


Very nice Loar period F4. Peghead shows sign/dot of the locating pin for putting the peghead overlay on (just above the letter e in "The" ). Arrow-end tuners with nicely blued center screws, great tone & volume. Emerald green case. Nicely figured back with fine varnish crazing

Dave Reiner


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • From the Collection of Dave Reiner
  • Brown, red, orange sunburst
  • Single piece neck
  • Truss rod
  • Arrow-end tuners


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