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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson F4 Mandolin #78532


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1925 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 78532
Factory Order number: 11922
Virzi Serial Number 10498


Truss rod. Top finish restored by Lynn Dudenbostel. Unusual tuner plates.

The Stanley Brothers album cover from 1946 pictured below shows Pee Wee Lambert holding #78532


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Played by a well-known musician
  • Finish has been restored
  • Truss rod
  • Dark or coffee-colored tuner buttons
  • Rounded ends on tuner plates
  • Unusual instrument
  • Virzi


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