F5 Style Mandolin
(Serial No. none) Excellent condition, dark red brown sunburst finish. There are no markings, either inside or out, to indicate who built this fine F5 style mandolin. I have to tell you, though, the person who built this mandolin knew what they were doing. This is not a part-time garage built hobby - it is a very fine professional grade luthier built instrument. It has a solid spruce top, tone bar bracing, nicely figured solid maple maple back and sides, fully bound with multi-ply curly maple binding on the top, back, sides, fretboard and peghead, 1 1/8 inch bone nut, ebony bridge and a traditional flat ebony fretboard. The fretboard is very slightly scooped to eliminate pick click and to allow you to play in the sweet spot. The peghead is faced with ebony, and the mandolin has nickle Schaller tuners with pearl buttons, an Eastman style one-piece tailpiece, and an ebony McClung armrest. Excellent sounding mandolin with strong volume and tone. Good bluegrass chop when needed. Here is a short video clip of this instrument played by luthier Richoe Dotson. Comes with a nice hardshell case.

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