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 10020
The "H.F. Torro" mandolin, Virzi removed, several rhinestones inlayed in peghead.
From the owner:
Most people know of this mandolin as the " H.S. Torro" loar, but in fact, the man who originally ordered this mando from Gibson was Herman F. Torro, documentation was screwed up somewhere. I have the label that H.F. put over the Loar label with his signature