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Ellis F-5 “Special” Varnish Mandolin

New - Another outstanding specimen of Tom’s work using “special” woods of Highly flamed one piece maple back, sides & neck, choice wide grain Adirondack Spruce top, triple bound body, neck and peghead, Ebony abbreviated fingerboard, Ebony traditional full contact bridge, gold Waverly tuners with Pearl Buttons, gold “James” tailpiece with engraved “Ellis” logo, triple bound Ebony abbreviated pickguard, Cremona sunburst varnish finish, FWI 1 1/8’’ nut width and traditional abalone “Fern” headstock inlay. Bold, clear, warm, punchy, distinct, powerful, bouncy, precise, responsive, sustain as that covers the actual performance and overall tone along with the exceptional beauty. Very special. Need we say more. Priced with shaped hard case.
Product ID: c217

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Ellis F-5 “Special” Varnish Mandolin

New - Spectacular specimen from Tom that is not only beautiful, but sounds better that it looks. Silky Adirondack Spruce top, highly flamed one piece Maple back, sides & neck, triple bound body, neck and peghead, triple bound hand made Ebony abbreviated pickguard, traditional style full contact Ebony bridge, gold engraved “James” tailpiece with Ellis logo, gold Waverly tuners with Pearl buttons, tobacco sunburst varnish finish, Ebony abbreviated fingerboard with dot inlay, 1 1/8’’ FWI nut width and outstanding “Torch & Wood” peghead inlay with inlaid truss rod cover. A total tone machine with all the “woof & power” you expect from an Ellis. Clean, clear and precise with a chop that emits a “percussive” reverb. Tastes like honey, plays like butter and just melts in your hand. An Ellis with this inlay pattern is rare as there is only a very few made and can probably be counted on one hand. Priced with deluxe shaped hard case. Call or email for price.
Product ID: c234

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Ellis 2007 #100 "Birds Eye" Special Deluxe F-5

Excellent condition - To celebrate his 100th instrument, Tom Ellis came up with some "special" tone woods to commemorate this event and he came thru with this stunning example. Beautiful no doubt about that with that figured "birds eye" back & sides, exquisite grain Adirondack top, highly flamed Maple neck with French polish, "Flern" headstock inlay, triple bound body, neck and peghead, 1 1/8'' FWI nut width, traditional Ebony bridge, Ebony abbreviated fingerboard, James tailpiece with "Ellis" logo, handmade Ebony pickguard, black Pearl truss rod cover, varnish finish and Waverly tuners with Pearl buttons. The sound? Woody, open, airy, vibrant, deep, warm, smooth, balanced, dry and powerful. Another way of phrasing this is that, an Ellis just doesn't get much better than this. Priced with square hard case.
Product ID: S276

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