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1927 Gibson F5 Mandolin #84468


1927 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1929 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 84468
Factory Order number: 9288


Darryl Wolfe:

Fern, dot at fifth fret. Clean early fern.

Frank Ford:
Master Model label, white binding

Dexter Johnson:
This is a great playing, powerful F-5 that should end your search for a "keeper" '20's F-5. A dark tobacco sunburst sets off the carved spruce top as well as the well flamed maple back, sides, and neck. It has the original pearl nut, bound tortoise shell and patent dated pickguard, gold plated engraved original tuners with mother of pearl buttons, and engraved tailpiece as well as a bound ebony fretboard and adjustable bridge. Master model label with serial number 84468 and stamped factory order number 9288. Original rectangular green lined HSC

George Gruhn:
1927, EXC, refretted by Gruhn Guitars, exceptionally powerful sound, moderate finish checking on back, rectangular OHC with formfit interior and green plush lining


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  • Green-lined hardshell case


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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