• Gibson introduces two new F-5 mandolins

    Gibson has announced two new instruments in its iconic F-5 mandolin line, a replica of the historic 1923 Loar, and a modern version for players who want the sound without all the frills. The 1923 F-5 Master Model Reissue is a

  • Lloyd Loar on Antiques Roadshow

    The Holy Grail of the acoustic stringed instrument world, a 1924 Gibson Lloyd Loar F-5 mandolin, made an appearance on the popular PBS television program, Antiques Road Show this week. Frederick Oster with Vintage Instruments in Philadelphia is right on target

  • Lloyd Loar for sale

    Here's an interesting story of a Lloyd Loar Mandolin that was recently discovered. The instrument had belonged to the lady's grandfather, but no one in the family was currently playing it. Thinking it would be good for one of the kids

  • Lloyd Loar – The Physics of Music

    Lloyd Loar's is a name spoken in hushed and reverential tones when serious students of fretted instruments get together to discuss their shared passion. In the bluegrass world especially, his contributions are remembered with a great debt of gratitude. During a

  • Gibson Skaggs model mandolin video

    We posted about the Ricky Skaggs signature Master Model F5 mandolin when it was announced at IBMA '06, and again when it first appeared on Gibson's web site. The mandolin is being officially introduced this week at the Winter NAMM show,