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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson F4 Mandolin #78566


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1925 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 78566
Factory Order number: 11922
Virzi Serial Number 10485


Evidence of peghead scroll repair. Screw-type pickguard with evidence of the original clamp pickguard. Tuners with different colored buttons and arrow-end plates, Virzi, patent stamp on both bridge base and saddle (both Jan 18, 21), March 30, '09 on pickguard. Later 50s/60s case.


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Screwed-on pickguard
  • Truss rod
  • Arrow-end tuners
  • Dark or coffee-colored tuner buttons
  • Virzi


From Scott Tichenor.
Scott Tichenor is the owner operator of the Mandolin café web site

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