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Gibson F5 Mandolin #75316 Signed by Lloyd Loar February 18, 1924


Signed by Lloyd Loar February 18, 1924 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1924 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F5
Serial 75316
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


Chris Thile.

Photos of mandolin & original owner by Crawford White of Nashville Vintage, photo of Chris Thile holding his Loar courtesy Steven Stone, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Video clip of Chris playing Bach on 75316


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