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Gibson K5 Mandocello #75255 Signed by Lloyd Loar February 11, 1924


Signed by Lloyd Loar February 11, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandocello, Style K5
Serial 75255
Factory order number unknown
The instrument has a Virzi tone producer, but the serial number is unknown


Strung up as a guitar at one point, original style 5 mandocello tailpiece was in the case and 8 holes originally drilled in the peghead. Converted back to mandocello. Unique peghead shape (prototype?). Virzi (very large) but no visible Virzi label/virzi serial

Featured on Tone Poems 2 by David Grisman


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Unusual instrument
  • Virzi


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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