Gibson F5 Mandolin #79834 Signed by Lloyd Loar 1924
Signed by Lloyd Loar 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates) 1926 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
Virzi Serial Number 10395
Typical of era except outfitted with gold hardware. Significant crack under pickguard in upper bout area.
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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