Description

Here’s an exceedingly rare version of the Gibson F-4 mandolin. When Lloyd Loar arrived at Gibson, he experimented with all facets of mandolin construction. This example is one of the first Instruments featuring  the “Cremona" finish that became the standard color for the F-5 when it was introduced in 1922. This F-4 also has another unique feature - its back and sides are crafted from birdseye maple instead of the curly maple or birch usually seen on Gibson guitars and mandolins.

This lovely instrument has a clear, robust tone and excellent playability - a superb example of the early "Loar" period in extremely fine condition, with all original hardware, including adjustable bridge, present and nestled in its original hard case.

Vintage Gintage

Vintage Gintage

1921
Gibson
Excellent
Cremona burst
Original Hard
$8,000
Vintage Gintage
Bob Page
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