1929 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1931 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory Order number: 9681
Fern, dot inlay at 5th fret, late style tuners with properly positioned fern, "Guarantee" label.
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From Darryl Wolfe.
Darryl Wolfe's F5 Journal is the authoritative work on the subject of Loar-signed and later Gibson mandolins