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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson F4 Mandolin #79256


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1925 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 79256
Factory Order number: 8097


EC except repaired peghead scroll, red sunburst top, sides and back, pearl "The Gibson" and torch headstock inlays, adjustable truss rod, tortoise plastic pickguard, ivoroid-bound top, back, headstock and ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays, carved spruce top, figured maple back and sides, 4-in-a-line tuners with brown ivoroid buttons, ebony adjustable bridge stamped "PAT'D JAN.18-21", Loar period, fine sound, with OHSC (warped some - doesn't close properly)


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  • Green-lined hardshell case
  • Truss rod
  • Dark or coffee-colored tuner buttons


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