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Gibson F5 Mandolin #94970


manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1937 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 94970
Factory Order number: 286-C1


Flowerpot, formerly owned by Dave Apollon, block inlay at 1st fret, stamp no. 286-C 1.



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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