1999 Gibson F5G Mandolin(Serial No. 90520059) 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. Upgrades include a Gibson pickguard and a James silver one piece cast tailpiece. Nashville label but most of these were built in Bozeman and finished in Nashville. 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! Here is a short video clip of this mandolin played by luthier Richie Dotson of Acoustic Box LLC in Chesterfield VA. Comes with the original shaped hardshell case.
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