Gibson F5 Mandolin #87565
manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1931 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory Order number: 9619
Fern, dot inlay at 5th fret, late style tuners with properly positioned fern, "Guarantee" label.
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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