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Gibson A5 Mandolin #74003 Signed by Lloyd Loar September 20, 1923


Signed by Lloyd Loar September 20, 1923 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1923 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style A5
Serial 74003
Factory order number unknown
there is no Virzi in this instrument


The "Ms. Griffith" mandolin, A-model body, snakehead, Fleur-De-Lis inlay, unique tone and top response, only known style 5 A-model.


Categories this instrument is a member of

  • Snakehead peghead shape
  • Unusual instrument


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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