1996 Flatiron A5 Artist Mandolin
(Serial No. 96102635) Excellent plus condition with one noticable ding on the bass side. This was the top of the line for Flatiron A style mandolins. This one has a Bozeman label signed by Bruce Weber. These were built by the same luthiers that built the Gibson mandolins. Has flamed maple back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, flat ebony fretboard with larger frets, ebony bridge, 1 1/8 inch nut, pearl Fern headstock inlay and logo, and gold hardware. The Artist series Flatirons like this have X-braced tops, which many pickers believe gives a more percussive chop. Excellent sounding instrument with a deep woof on the bottom and clear trebles on the top. This instrument has just been set up by my luthier and is ready to go. It needs nothing but your fingers on the strings! Comes with the original black TKL shaped hardshell case.
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