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Featured Inventory Archives 1999-2012

Gibson F-5 Fern

1929 Gibson F-5


Gibson's legendary acoustic engineer Lloyd Loar left the company in 1924, but Gibson continued to make the F-5 to Loar's exacting standards.

This example from 1929 (inv. #MF6763) displays the fern-pattern peghead inlay that replaced the "flowerpot" of Loar's original design. The back is of beautifully figured curly maple, and the sound is superb. In excellent condition, with orignal hard case, this instrument is offered at $72,500

This instrument is SOLD

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Close of body
Scroll and fingerboard end
Bass-side f-hole area
Tailpiece cover
Fingerboard
Headstock
Back of headstock
Back of neck
Full back view
Back of body
Neck heel
Treble side, back