2007 Gibson F9 Mandolin
(Serial No. 71024010) Excellent condition. Brown sunburst 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, nicely figured 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. Body is top bound only in black. No pickguard as made by Gibson. There is some kind of minor impression in the back of the peghead - it looks like the mandolin was laid on something hot. Very good sounding mandolin with good response all across the strings and up and down the neck. Just set up by luthier Richie Dotson of Acoustic Box LLC so the mandolin plays like butter and has the signature Gibson chop - excellent bluegrass sound! Here is a short video clip of this instrument played by Richie. Comes with the original shaped hardshell case.

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