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Gibson F5 Mandolin #75940 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 75940
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


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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

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