Saturday, 25 April 2009

Joe Val's Lloyd Loar for sale

The Gibson F-5 Lloyd Loar mandolin #72207 (26 Feb. 1923), with which Joe Val performed and recorded exclusively from c.1970 till his death in 1985, is for sale. Restoration and repair work has been done by New England luthier/repairman Kenneth Miller (1972), and by David Harvey (2006) at the Gibson Showcase in Nashville, TN. It comes with the original rectangular case (which has the original Gibson sales tag and key), pre-restoration original parts, and documentation. Photos can be seen here.

Since 1986 #72207 has been in the care of, and exclusively played by, Kevin Lynch. For price and further details of this historic instrument, serious buyers should contact Kevin, who will deliver it by hand if at all possible.

Contact Kevin Lynch [in the Netherlands]
tel: (0)172 411676
e-mail