1996 Gibson F5G Mandolin

(Serial No. 61155049) Excellent condition, gloss sunburst finish with a brown back and sides. 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 very minor nicks and dings from playing. The fretboard has been scooped 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 April 8, 1996. Very good sounding mandolin with good response all across the strings and up and down the neck. Just set up by my luthier. The mandolin plays like silk and has the signature Gibson chop - excellent bluegrass sound! Comes with a rectangular hardshell case.

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