1992 Flatiron F5 Mandolin (Serial No. 9204633) Excellent plus condition, sunburst lacquer finish. When Gibson went to the NAMM show in 1987, Flatirons were the high quality mandolins they were competing with. They couldn't beat them, so they bought the company. Excellent sounding and playing F5 scroll mandolin with a flamed maple back, sides and neck, carved spruce top with traditional tone bar bracing, Gibson torch peghead inlay and logo in pearl, 1 1/8 inch nut, traditional flat ebony fretboard with standard mandolin frets and shortened extension to eliminate pick click. Fully bound body, neck and peghead and nickel hardware. Shows a little finish lifting on the back of the peghead and the button, but this should never be a problem. Great playing mandolin that shows almost no playing wear. This one has the sound - powerful chop and bark, strong tone - excellent bluegrass mandolin. Just set up by my luthier so it plays like butter. Signed by Bruce Weber. Bozeman built Flatirons are always heavily in demand, because most pickers won't part with theirs - once you play this one you'll know why. Comes with the original hardshell case.