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 72450 March 16, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
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March 31, 1924 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Beautiful Fern. The serial number is interesting on this one, clearly original yet it seems in some ways it should be 76541 instead of 72541...
 
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March 27, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin The "Griffith" mandolin, refinished, '30's hardware. This mandolin was refinished on the top and neck for Mr. Griffith in the '30's and the...
 
 72663 April 2, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson H5 Mandola Flowerpot, Silver hardware
 
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April 10, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin The mandolin was in a flood in 1985 that destroyed the case. Water did not get in the case, but the moisture opened virtually all of the sea...
 
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April 12, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin DB- Very clean. "F.W.J" engraved on tailpiece cover in same script/engraving style as "The Gibson" (initials of the original owner). Origin...
 
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April 12, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
 72856 April 12, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
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April 12, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Originally owned by Wallace Zeibarth, of Minneapolis, MN. Wallace was second mandolin in the Albert Bellson Quartet. Bellson was a well-know...
 
 72858 April 12, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
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April 12, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Formerly owned by Kenny Snow, David Grisman, Bennie Cain. Original owner Peter Schumann
 
 73xxx June 10, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin serial estimated 73xxx, to be verified
 
 73002 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Shipped 5/4/23. (DB- filled in 1923 as year)
 
 73003 April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Light tobacco finish. No virzi
 
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Serial number in ink, light tobacco finish. Some typical joint/seam repairs circa 1982
 
 73006
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Light tobacco finish. Ronnie McCoury
 
 73007
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Light tobacco finish.
 
 73008
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Serial number in ink, light tobacco finish.
 
 73009
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin The "Apollon" Loar, refinished, circa '30's, serial number in ink, aluminum bridge saddle, lacquer looking finish. White end pin and aluminu...
 
 73010 April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Serial number in ink, light tobacco finish, original gold hardware, two small repaired holes in back, light lacquer overspray, some work per...
 
 73012
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Further details pending
 
 73013
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Serial number in ink, light tobacco finish.
 
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April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Shipped 4/11/23, serial number in ink, light tobacco finish, reversed labels.
 
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May 29, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Quartered back, tailpiece missing, shaped case
 
 73479
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May 29, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin No virzi, original hardware & green case. Flowerpot, quartered back, single-piece neck
 
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May 29, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin the "David McLaughlin F-5". #73727 on back of pickguard. All original parts, unusually dark tone- very loud, very different from any other L...
 
 73482 May 29, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
 73483 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Shipped 8/4/23, returned for repair and shipped 4/10/35. (DB added year 1923)
 
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May 29, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Refinished with a dark sunburst, blocks on fingerboard, fern and horizontal "Gibson" overlay. Case in near-mint condition. This example was ...
 
 73486 May 29, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Assumed to be 5/29/1923 Loar.. information pending
 
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May 29, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Headstock scroll missing.

From the owner:
The headstock scroll is not only missing but the wound was "repaired", sanded smooth, b...

 
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1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin No signature label, gold hardware, circa '26 finish. A classic example of a "real" Loar that did not leave the factory until 1925-6.
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Gibson F-5, signed by Lloyd Loar on June 12, 1923. This Loar (sn 73671) went through a tough spell, leaving it with a big crack in the back,...
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
 73674
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Refinished circa '30's.
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Shipped 6/15/23, refinished circa '50's, again by Gilchrist.
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin The "Wm. Place, Jr." mandolin, original gold hardware, near mint. One of the most perfect Loar's in existence.
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Photos by Tony Williamson
 
 73678 June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Gold Hardware, tailpiece cover replaced, quarter-sawn back.
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Aluminum bridge saddle.
 
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June , 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Triple Bound on the sides, no day indicated on label. First appearance TB/Side binding.

DB- possible prototype of July 9 batch featur...

 
 73687 June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Lloyd Loar 6/13/1923
 
 73690 June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin
 
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June 13, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Replaced tuners and pickguard
 
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July 6, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson L5 Guitar Unusual peghead, only '23 L5 noted
 
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July 9, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin The "Bellson" mandolin, first appearance of open style "The Gibson", neck refinished, general start of slab cut backs.
 
 73720 July 9, 1923 Lloyd Loar signed Gibson F5 Mandolin Back possibly refinished
 

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