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1925 Gibson F5 Mandolin #80782


1925 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1926 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 80782
Factory Order number: 11985
Virzi Serial Number 10396


No signature label, flower-pot, identical in all respects to a Loar mandolin, gold hardware, stamp no. 11985


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Unsigned Loar- an instrument likely constructed during the loar period based on FON
  • 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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