2018 Skip Kelly A5 Mandolin

(Serial No. Psalm 18:1,2) Near mint condition, sunburst, varnish finish. Excellent sounding and playing mandolin mandolin with flamed red maple back, sides and neck, one piece carved Englemann spruce top with X bracing, open back Grover tuners, pearl logo and peghead inlay,1_1/8 inch nut, elevated radiused ebony fingerboard, EVO gold frets, and a brushed nickle one-piece James tailpiece. All hardware is original. Great playing mandolin that shows no obvious playing wear. No repairs. The sound is why you want this mandolin. Really strong volume, with a good woody chop and clear notes when picking leads. It is an excellent bluegrass mandolin. Click here for a video clip of this mandolin as played by Nathan Beaumont. At one point, Skip numbered his mandolins with Bible verses instead of a number, hence the Psalm serial number. I called Skip to get the build date and the woods used. This is a very high quality build. Comes with the original hardshell case.

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