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1925 Gibson F5 Mandolin #81251


1925 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 81251
Factory Order number: 11985
Virzi Serial Number 10433


January 1925, EXC, Master Model label, no signature label (missed getting a Loar label by one or two weeks but is identical in every respect to a 1924 Loar F-5), Virzi tone producer, an exceptionally fine sounding instrument, rectangular OHC


Categories this instrument is a member of

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


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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