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Gibson F5 Mandolin #85365


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1929 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 85365
Factory order number unknown


Fern, two "Master Model" labels over one another, very light tobacco finish. Gold hardware

Images from Christies Auction House & Mitch Simpson


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  • Red-lined hardshell case
  • 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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