1971 Randy Wood Loar F-5 copy VG ++ In 1971 my band was playing a gig at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and I got to visit GTR the coolest guitar store around. GTR stood for George, Tut, and Randy. I was making money in 1971 and that afternoon I picked out a nice 1941 000-28 and a Gibson Mastertone tenor and ordered (to be made by Randy) a 5 string neck for the banjo and an F-5 Loar copy. About 5 months later the mandolin arrived. I sold it in 1981 but got it back again in about 1995 and had the neck re-shaped by Cnris Berkov to be the same profile as David Grisman's 1922 Loar. It has plenty of cut and good deep chop, like a good bluegrass mandolin should. The top has lots of crazing lines in the finish but no cracks. No big scratches either just a few nicks and dings and one little gouge on the lower point. The flame maple back and sides are also crack free and the back has the same crazing but not as pronounced. After much begging, Randy agreed to inlay The Gibson script and flowerpot into the peghead. It still has it's original tuning pegs which work fine. Old twenties Gibson tailpiece. Nice hardshell case with cover. This is an exceptional instrument.
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