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Gibson F5 Mandolin #81290


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 81290
Factory Order number: 11985


Flowerpot, gold hardware, Master Model

Originally known as "Aubery Haynie's unsigned '25", well known for it's cannon-like tone. Initials inside the bass side f-hole


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Played by a well-known musician
  • Unsigned Loar- an instrument likely constructed during the loar period based on FON


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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