manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory order number unknown
Fern, refinished circa '30's. An historical instrument in that it likely appears on more recordings than any mandolin except Bill Monroe's, exceptional brilliance, tone and clarity.
Categories this instrument is a member of
- Played by a well-known musician
- Fern peghead inlay
From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins