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Gibson F5 Mandolin #81266


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 81266
Factory order number unknown


Flowerpot, all ivoroid binding, gold hdw.


Categories this instrument is a member of

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


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