Gibson H5 Mandola #76497 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
Mandola, Style H5
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10057
Gold hardware, light overspray. "Vladimir" engraved truss rod cover. Previously mis-transcribed as an L-5!
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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