For those of you just wondering what an original 1924 F5 case for the mystical Lloyd Loar mandolin is bringing these days after the recession is over it is a mere $10,000.
I could have sworn they were only $5,000 before the recession and I remember the good ole days when you could fetch one for $1000.
Now I understand if you have a Loar without it's original case you likely would gladly fork over this amount of money. Maybe you got a really bad F- case and want to upgrade to this wonderful VG++. Others would rather have a used 2000's MM F5 mandolin without a case. Or maybe you would rather have 5 of the KM1500 mandolins. No photo but you can see it listed at Gruhn's in Nashville www.gruhn.com under the mandolin section item no: MF8138. Oh and he's pretty loaded with plenty of prewar Gibson F5s and quite a few of the high end Kentucky models.