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Gibson F5 Mandolin #80417 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 80417
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Last Loar signed instrument recorded.

EXC, sent back to Gibson circa 1950 at which time Gibson installed new tuners which involved dowell-filling original shaft holes and drilling new shaft holes and refinishing peghead, original finish oversprayed by Gibson, label signed and dated by Lloyd Loar Dec. 1, 1924, no Virzi (never had one), original pickguard, bridge and tailpiece, excellent sound and playability, circa 1950 rectangular Gibson HC



From George Gruhn.
George Gruhn founded Gruhn Guitars, and is considered to be one of the top experts in the world on vintage musical instruments.

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