F-Style Mandolin with Solid Spruce Top, Mahogany Sides and Back, Adjustable Rosewood Bridge, Tobacco Sun Burst Finish, F sound Holes, includes Arch-top Hard Shell Case with this beautiful Mandolin.
Numerous modern mandolin makers build instruments that largely replicate the Gibson F-5 Artist models. They were built in the early 1920s under the supervision of Gibson acoustician Lloyd Loar. Original Loar-signed instruments are sought after and extremely valuable. Other makers from the Loar period and earlier include, Lyon and Healy, Vega, and Larson Brothers. Some notable modern American carved mandolin manufacturers include, in addition to Gibson, Weber, Monteleone, and Collings. Mandolins from other countries include, The Loar China, Michael Kelly Korea, Eastman China, Kentucky China, Heiden Canada, Gilchrist Australia, and Morgan Monroe China.