2017 Ratliff R5 Custom Anniversary Mandolin
(Serial No. 1000) New with lifetime warranty to the original owner. Audey has been building mandolins for over 40 years, and he decided to go all out on his 1000th mandolin. This is an exquisite custom mandolin, with a red spruce top, outraageously flamed and quited maple back and sides, beautiful lacquer sunburst finish, flat ebony fretboard, peghead overlay and bridge. Pearl logo in the peghead. Has a 1 1/8 inch nut. One piece gold Allen tailpiece. Sidebound like Monroes Loar. Audey carved the heel to give some extra style to the mandolin. This is a very full, rich sounding mandolin built by a top luthier as a showpiece for his skills. Even though its a new mandolin, it has that woody bluegrass bark and the excellent volume and tone that is typical of these mandolins. Here is a link to a video of this mandolin discussed and played by Audey. Comes with a new TKL hardshell case.
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