2002 BRW F5 Mandolin

(Serial # 9) Excellent condition. I originally bought this mandolin from Jack Lawrence of Doc Watson fame, sold it, and I just bought it back. This is an early mandolin from one of the better small shop builders out there today. Ben Wilcox builds a fine mandolin, and this one shows he had the sound dialed in from the beginning. Traditional F5 body style mandolin with an Adirondack spruce top, heavily flamed maple back, sides and neck, fully bound including the neck and peghead, ebony peghead overlay with a pearl inlay and "BRW" logo, ebony bridge, nickle Schaller tuners with pearl buttons, one piece Montleone style cast tailpiece. Tradition sunburst finish in lacquer. The flat ebony fingerboard has a 1 1/8 inch nut, banjo frets, a round neck profile, and is scooped to eliminate pick click. Recently set up professionally for low easy action. Good loud bluegrass mandolin with a good woody chop and sweet trebles. Shows some very minor nicks and dings from years of playing music, but no major issues or repairs. Fitted with an internal pickup and an endpin jack. Comes with a nice hardshell case.

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