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Gibson F5 Mandolin #81489


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 81489
Factory Order number: 822x


Fern, late '24 type finish.

FON is 8225 or possibly 8223


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • 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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