1996 Gibson F5G Mandolin

(Serial No. 61164049) 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, as well as minor wear on the sides of the neck near the nut. The fretboard has been scooped to eliminate "pick click" and a one piece Monteleone style tailpiece has been fitted. This instrument was built in Bozeman and signed by Bruce Weber on April 15, 1996. Very good sounding mandolin with good response all across the strings and up and down the neck. The frets were dressed and the mandolin was just set up by luthier Marty Beeson. The mandolin plays like silk and has the signature Gibson chop - excellent bluegrass sound! Comes with a rectangular hardshell case.

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