manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1942 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Factory Order number: 5020G
Fleur-De-Lis, near mint, small flaw in top, stamp no. 5020-G H.
DB: stamp reads "5020G" with an H in light red pencil after. Current owner purchased from a pawn shop in 1985. Finish scraped off the back of the neck, top had a small area of damage. Both issues repaired. Refreeted 2001, fingerboard extension scooped. Fleur-de-lis on peghead. Bridge wheels replaced with smaller ones. Replacement nut (original in case). Some original string packets in case