Serial number: 76480

Year shipped: 1924

Virzi Number:

Signed and dated By Lloyd Loar on March 31st 1924

Headstock: Diagonal ‘The Gibson’ logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end, dot inlays start at the fifth fret

Body: Birch back, Virzi Tone Producer fitted (Mandolin Archive lists this guitar as having no Virzi)

Hardware: Silver-plated metal parts including wrap-over tailpiece and Waverly three-on-a-strip tuners with engraved base plate and pearl buttons, mounted so the cog is positioned above the worm gear. Short bound pickguard

Guitarist Jimmy Vivino playing the Loar L-5 pictured above

Images courtesy of Mark Agnesi, General Manager at Norman’s Rare Guitars