Two Gibson F-5 Fern Mandolins - 1924 Loar and 1932



Inventory number MF8127 - Gibson F-5 with fern peghead inlay signed by Lloyd Loar on September 18, 1924. The Gibson F-5 mandolins that are signed and dated by the man who designed them, Lloyd Loar, are acknowledged by most American players as the epitome of mandolin design.This mandolin exemplifies the F-5's ultimate combination of tone, power and aesthetics, particularly its highly figured back. It is fitted with a Virzi Tone Producer (as are all fern peghead Loars except for the one known fern made in 1923). As would be expected of an instrument that begs to be played, it has been refretted (by Gruhn Guitars). We also repaired two small top cracks (extremely inconspicuous) and French polished the finish on the back of the peghead. This instrument has exceptionally fine sound and playability.

With original rectangular hard case, this instrument is offered at the reduced price of $145,000. For further appreciation...

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1932 Gibson F-5 Mandolin

Inventory number MF8197 - This wonderful 1932 Gibson F-5 mandolin is in very good +++ condition and features fern inlay. The instrument has exceptionally powerful sound. With heavy duty Rough Rider hard case... $65,000.

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