1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Factory Order number: 11067A
Virzi Serial Number 10046
Highly unusual instrument. The truss rod cover has "LL 3-24" etched on the inside in a handwriting style not dissimilar to Lloyd Loar's. This combined with the virzi could perhaps suggest some involvement from Loar with this particular instrument.
Some background - an "A" on the end of the serial seems to indicate something unusual or "Loarish".. such as a Tenor Lute, or virzi install.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Truss rod
- Unusual instrument
From Ken Waltham.
Ken Waltham is a well-regarded player and collector of vintage mandolins