Gibson F5 Mandolin #74657 Signed by Lloyd Loar December 11, 1923
Signed by Lloyd Loar December 11, 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
Very worn, large full length crack in back, ebony fingerboard support, superb sound, restored to playable condition by R. Wood 8/2000.
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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