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Gibson F5 Mandolin #75327 Signed by Lloyd Loar February 18, 1924


Signed by Lloyd Loar February 18, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 75327
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Radiused fingerboard & new binding, radiused bridge saddle both by Michael Heiden. Recent Waverly tuners.

Contrasting grain widths on the bass side vs treble (last photo, by Bill Bussman, shows this nicely)

John is a well-known great player. John Reischman's home page is a good place to go to pick up some recordings to hear this mandolin in action in the hands of its master

Our friends at The Fretboard Journal put together a very nice video interview discussing 75327 with John


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Played by a well-known musician
  • Single piece neck


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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