Gibson F5 Mandolin #75686 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
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument
Triple bound on sides, refinished, new neck with original peghead overlay, a peculiar instrument in that it fully appears to be a July 9, 1923 instrument.
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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