1924 Gibson F5 Lloyd Loar. I've played 3 or 4 of these Loar era mandolins (I think there may be as many as 250 in existence). And while I recognize the historical value of these instruments, they are no better or worse than modern mandolins. And the modern ones will cost you less then 10% of the $175,000 asking price on this one!
Modern Mandolin Method from M.M. Cole Publishing Co
Girl with mandolin (Fanny Tellier) Jeune fille a la mandoline (Fanny Tellier) Artist: Pablo Picasso Completion Date: 1910 Style: Analytical Cubism Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: x cm Gallery: Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA