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October 1, 2007
Bill Monroe's smashed Lloyd Loar Mandolin
These are pictures of Bill's famous F-5 after being smashed by an intruder. The pictures show the mandolin at Gibson before the repair work.
Found on ebay 7/28/04.
Here is the ebay auction message—
"The negatives were given to Bill Monroe after Gibson had finished fixing his mandolin in 1985. this aution is for 15 5 x 6 of thes photo's.Untill I sold a set this week these photo's have never been seen by the public . This is your opportunity to get your hands on a real find. Good luck".