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Gibson F5 Mandolin #81408


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 81408
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.

David Grisman.


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

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