1995 Gibson F5G Mandolin

(Serial No. 5934109) Are you looking for a loud mandolin with tone and bark to drive your bluegrass band? Want to frustrate your favorite banjo player? This mandolin is a hoss! Excellent structural condition showing playing wear, gloss sunburst finish with a brown back and sides. The back of the neck has been stripped of finish (a speed neck)and the previous owner had it recently refretted and set up. An F5G is built the same as the F5 Fern, just not as much trim, with a single bound top and unbound back and headstock. It still has all the design features that give the F5 its legendary tone, including a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint, solid flamed maple neck, sides and back, solid spruce top, top bound only, a 1 1/16 nut on the flat ebony fingerboard, tone bar bracing, and a hand-tuned tone chamber. Shows some nicks and dings from playing, and a screw hole for a strap button (?) in the button area on the back of the neck heel. The fretboard extention has been removed to eliminate "pick click" and a one piece Allen tailpiece has been fitted. This instrument was built in Bozeman and signed by Bruce Weber on October 25, 1995. Excellent, powerful sounding mandolin with good tone and volume all across the strings and up and down the neck. Here is a short video clip of this instrument played by Nathan Beaumont. The mandolin plays like silk and has the signature Gibson chop - excellent bluegrass sound! Comes with a rectangular hardshell case.

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