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Gibson F5 Mandolin #75850 Signed by Lloyd Loar March 31, 1924


Signed by Lloyd Loar March 31, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 75850
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10012


E-MC, signed and dated by Lloyd Loar 3/31/24, flowerpot headstock, triple bound top, headstock and pickguard, Virzi No. 10012 removed, all original except refinished by Gibson in the 1950's and '50's Kluson tuners replace originals, with '50's Gibson HSC


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  • Refinished 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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