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1924 (Loar Period) Gibson F2 Mandolin #80377


1924 (Loar Period) manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1926 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F2
Serial 80377
Factory Order number: 8355


This is one of the best oval hole mandolins ever made by Gibson - a Loar era truss rod F2. The F2 was the next to the top of the line mandolin for Gibson. Its the same mandolin as the F4 with less trim. It has a true red sunburst, spectacular flamey woods on the sides and back, pearl logo, bound top, and a bound ebony fingerboard with treble extension, truss rod in the neck, and the original adjustable bridge. The action is good and the sound is excellent. BIG tone and volume! Nice woody sound from this mandolin with good bass. Neck is straight, neck angle is good and the frets show very little wear. There is some picking wear evident on the mandolin and the only repair I can find is it looks like the big scroll on the pgehead has been broken off and reglued. Finish and hardware are original


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Maple back
  • Dark sunburst
  • Truss rod
  • Rounded ends on tuner plates


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