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Gibson F5 Mandolin #75702 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 75702
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10167


From Elderly Instruments:
VG-EC, signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on Feb 18, 1924, triple-bound body and tortoise plastic pickguard, triple side-bound headstock with pearl flowerpot and "The Gibson" inlays, pearl button tuners, "The Gibson" tailpiece cover (Loar-style), adjustable ebony bridge (stamped "PAT'D JAN. 18 - 21"), sunburst finish flamed maple neck and body, carved spruce top, Virzi Tone Producer (serial number 10167), very rare, fully original, from the second owner who bought it in 1973, original frets have been dressed a few times and it's probably time for a refret, teensy crack off the bottom point, some finish wear but not bad, sounds great, on consignment, with oblong OHSC (blue interior) (SN:75702)

K5 style tailpiece cover, blue case lining is rare but not unique to this example


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Blue-lined hardshell case
  • 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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