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Gibson F5 Mandolin #80190 Signed by Lloyd Loar December 1, 1924


Signed by Lloyd Loar December 1, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1926 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 80190
Factory order number unknown
The instrument has a Virzi tone producer, but the serial number is unknown


The most contrasting finish ever applied to a Loar mandolin, black with a light spot on top and back, Virzi.

for years this was the last signed Loar mando listed. A couple more.. slightly later have turned up. Owned by Bobby Osborne

DB - virzi was removed, then put back in.


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Played by a well-known musician
  • 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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