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 “Wires & 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
Ellis 2010 Special F-5 Varnish Near Mint - “Beauty & Beast” in one package.
Gorgeous grain Adirondack Spruce top, “Bubble” back Maple one piece back, highly flamed Maple neck, triple bound body, neck & peghead, Ebony traditional style full contact bridge, abbreviated Ebony fingerboard, hand made Ebony abbreviated pickguard, gold “James” tailpiece with Ellis logo, Waverly gold tuners with Pearl buttons, 1 1/8’’ FWI nut width, Cremona brown sunburst varnish finish, French polish neck and “Fern” headstock inlay. Powerful open “woody” tone with deluxe headroom, outstanding balance, couple of weeks of sustain and a “chop” that splits atoms. Vibrates in your hands as well your body and shows almost no playing wear. Easy on the eyes but much more prominent in the ears. Priced with OHC.
Product ID: c224
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