Signed by Lloyd Loar March 31, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
The instrument has a Virzi tone producer, but the serial number is unknown
Fern, '28 style, Virzi and sticker removed. '30's finish and tuners, back has been off.
DB- had a block inlayed fretboard on for a while, this was replaced with a more accurate reproduction in recent years. This mandolin is currently played alongside a Loar-signed K5 mandocello in the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestrea
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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