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Gruhn Guitars Loar F-5

1923 Loar-signed Gibson F-5

The Gibson F-5 mandolins from 1922-24, signed and dated by the man who designed them, Lloyd Loar, are acclaimed as the epitome of mandolin design.

This Loar-signed F-5 is enhanced by the date on the label, July 9, 1923, which is the same date as Bill Monroe's F-5. And it is further enhanced by its most recent ownership by bluegrass great Ricky Skaggs.

This mandolin (inv. #MF7341) is in exceptionally fine condition, with a sound to match. With a letter from Skaggs and its original rectangular hard case. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

This instrument is SOLD

For further appreciation...

Side view

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Back of headstock

Back of neck

Back of body

Full back view



Ricky with mandolin