1925 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
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
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.