F5 Mandolin 73987    
Top after repair

This image shows the incredible repair job done by Charlie Derrington at Gibson after Bill's mandolins was vandalized with firepokers. Compare to the "operating room table" image!

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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