May1927 Gibson F5 Mandolin #84685
May1927 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1929 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory Order number: 9334
Fern, first appearance of "Guarantee" label, near mint, stamp no. 9334, 5/27 written inside on back, shows signs of factory refinished back prior to original sale.
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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