Signed by Lloyd Loar March 31, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10016
Virzi removed, highly figured wood, unusually light and reddish finish for period.
Additional pictures submitted of a red instrument in a Pag case (with apparent removed virzi) waiting to be corroborated.. in-hand follow-up desired to verify
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From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins