2004 Gibson F9 Mandolin
(Serial No. 40330010) Mint unplayed condition. I bought this from the original owner, who just never learned to play. Medium brown lacquer with a satin finish. 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, solid lightly flamed maple neck, sides and back, solid Sitka spruce top, tone bar bracing, and a hand-tuned tone chamber. Has the traditional flat unbound ebony fretboard and a 1 1/8 inch bone nut. Pearl logo in the peghead and it has the better satin stainless Grover tuners that were fitted after the first year. Body is top bound only in black. Shows no playing wear at all. Very good sounding mandolin with good response all across the strings and up and down the neck. Just set up by my luthier so the mandolin plays like butter and has the signature Gibson chop - excellent bluegrass sound! Comes with the original shaped TKL hard case.
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