This highly-detailed reprint of the 1923 Gibson F-5 mandolin flyer details the features of the Gibson F-5 Master Model mandolin Gibson was producing at the time. Includes several information-filled panels including A Talk About Tone (by Lloyd Loar), A New World Standard in Mandolin Making, Features of Construction and Acoustics, a brief description of the tap tuning process, instrument specifications, and much more.
(While this promotional flyer focuses on the F-5 mandolin it speaks to the general characteristics of the other Master Model instruments including the H-5 mandola, L-5 guitar, and K-5 mando-cello.)
Flyer size unfolded is 10˝x18-1/2˝, folded to 3-1/2˝x 6-1/4˝ (the orange panel becomes the front cover). From the Pickin' Magazine archives. A wonderful historical piece on the Gibson F-5 mandolin.