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Gibson F5 Mandolin #76778 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 76778
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10023


Virzi removed, refinished by J. Paganoni, neck thinned into truss rod, neck rebuilt by Gibson, formerly owned by Ricky Skaggs, very distinctive tone.


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  • Played by a well-known musician
  • Refinished instrument
  • 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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