2001 Gibson F5G Mandolin(Serial No. 01215030) Mint nearly unplayed condition, gloss sunburst finish with a brown back and sides. An F5G is built the same as the F5 Fern, just not as much trim, with a single bound top and unbound back and headstock. It still has all the design features that give the F5 its legendary tone, including a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint, solid flamed maple neck, sides and back, solid spruce top, a 1 1/8 nut on the flat ebony fingerboard, tone bar bracing, and a hand-tuned tone chamber. Satin finish nickle tailpiece and cover, and nickle Schaller tuners with pearl buttons. Third year for Charlie Derrington as the head mandolin luthier at Gibson, and the attention to detail Charlie was known for is evident in this mandolin. This mandolin was owned by a bass player, who kept it at his house for friends to play when they stopped by to jam. Not a nick, ding or scratch on this instrument. Anything that looks like a blemish is a reflection. Excellent sounding mandolin, strong volume and nice woody chop. Good response all across the strings and up and down the neck. Just set up by my luthier. The mandolin plays like silk and has the sound you look for in Gibson F5. Comes with the original hardshell case also in mint condition.
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