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Gibson F-5 Lloyd Loar (1924)

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Gibson F-5 Lloyd Loar (1924)

This beautiful Gibson F-5 was signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on March 31, 1924. It has a carved spruce top and maple back, sides, and neck, all in a nice sunburst finish. Deluxe appointments include pearl button tuners, "The Gibson" tailpiece cover, an adjustable ebony bridge, and pearl fern and "The Gibson" headstock inlays. It has a Virzi Tone Producer, and it is fully original except that frets 1 through 12 have been replaced. A very rare instrument with a great sound, this mandolin is in excellent condition More details...

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sku: 90U-194743

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  • Signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on March 31, 1924
  • Triple-bound body and tortoise plastic pickguard
  • Triple side-bound headstock with pearl fern and "The Gibson" inlays
  • Pearl button tuners
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with pearl dots
  • "The Gibson" tailpiece cover (Loar style)
  • Adjustable ebony bridge (stamped "PAT'D JAN.18 21")
  • Sunburst finish flamed maple back, sides and neck 
  • Carved spruce top
  • Virzi Tone Producer (SN 10115, small repaired crack on bass side near edge)
  • 1-1/16" nut
  • 14" scale
  • Fully original except frets 1 through 12 have been replaced
  • Two cases: modern deluxe white Calton hardshell case and oblong original hardshell case in good condition except missing handle (bright red interior)
  • VG-EC
  • SN: 79824

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