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Gibson F5 Mandolin #76780 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 76780
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


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • 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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