2002 Gibson F9 Mandolin
(Serial No. 20529090) Excellent condition showing some honest playing wear. Original hardware and finish Uniform brown lacquer with a satin finish. These are made by Gibson USA but with a thinner finish and lighter weight than the F5L. That contributes to the sound. This is the "no frills" F5 style scroll mandolin for Gibson, but it still has all the design features that give the F5 its legendary tone, including a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint, maple neck, sides and back, solid Sitka spruce top, tone bar bracing, and a hand-tuned tone chamber. Has the traditional Loar style flat unbound ebony fretboard with a V profile neck and a 1 inch bone nut. Pearl logo in the peghead. Body is top bound only in black. No pickguard as made by Gibson, which resulted in some pickwear near the treble F hole. You can see that the sound was played into this one - the finish is worn off the back of the neck in the upper positions. Very good sounding mandolin with good response all across the strings and up and down the neck. . Comes with the original shaped hardshell case.
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