Gibson F5 Mandolin #81657
manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1927 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory Order number: 8231
Fern, neck refinished, dot inlay at 3rd fret, gold hardware.
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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