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Gibson F5 Mandolin #76554 Signed by Lloyd Loar March 24, 1924


Signed by Lloyd Loar March 24, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 76554
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10116


Fern, silver hardware. Featured on cover of "Pickin" magazine June 1976. Gibson Virzi ribbon that appears in photos would originally have come with a virzi-equipped violin. MOP/abalone truss rod cover like 70281


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Fern peghead inlay
  • 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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