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1927 Gibson F5 Mandolin #85370


1927 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1929 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 85370
Factory Order number: 9411


Fern. Replaced (from a loar-period A model) bridge and Loar-style tailpiece cover copy.

Wonderful punchy bluegrass tone.

Sound sample


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Fern peghead inlay
  • Arrow-end tuners


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