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Passernig Deluxe F-5 Varnish

New - Another great example of beauty, power and beautiful full masterful tone from Stefan Passernig. Adirondack Spruce top, Red Maple flamed back, sides and neck, varnish sunburst finish with French polish, Ebony triple bound fingerboard, triple bound body & peghead, Ebony triple bound abbreviated pickguard, traditional style Ebony bridge, “James” tailpiece with “ Passernig” logo, Golden Age antiqued tuners with Ivoroid buttons and 1 1/8’’ bone nut. We have found no hand made mandolin with these features that can match this instrument and many costing thousands more can touch it. This instrument is full of life with dry open “woody” and “airy” overall sound. Responds in an instant with a lot of “pop and ping.” The best mandolin in this price range we have encountered. These never last long and all you have to do is play it and you will see why. Priced with Travelite semi-hard case.
Product ID: 816

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Passernig F-1 Special 2 Point Mandolin

New - Stefan Passernig is back with an outstanding non-traditional instrument that is his own design. David Grisman owns one like this and it is an outrageous sounding specimen. Traditional sounding with powerful delivery, warm sweet low end, cut thru midrange and clear & precise high end. No stuffiness or muffled sound just unadulterated clear balanced tone & power that rings out as if it were played for decades. Adirondack Spruce top, Red Maple back & sides, triple bound body, neck and headstock, handmade wood tailpiece cover, traditional Ebony bridge, shaded to top pickguard, Maple point protectors, 1 1/8'' bone nut width, oil varnish finish, French polish, abbreviated Ebony fingerboard, unique headstock design and Waverly "Elite" nickel tuners with Pearloid buttons. If you want something different that sounds and looks spectacular, this is one you want to try. Priced with "Travelite" case.
Product ID: S277

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Passernig Deluxe F-5 Style Varnish

New - One of the best mandolins you will ever hold in your hand as well as one of the hardest to obtain. This is the first "F's" we have received in almost a year and it is simply outstanding. Swiss Spruce top, Sugar Maple back, sides & neck, triple bound body, neck and headstock, Ebony abbreviated fingerboard, Ebony traditional adjustable bridge, triple bound Ebony pickguard, engraved satin nickel traditional tailpiece, Golden Age satin nickel tuners with Ivoroid buttons, 1 1/8'' bone nut width, 1924 style Cremona oil varnish sunburst finish and shellac / French polish neck. Robust and responsive with excellent balance and clarity. Powerful chop in every position, deep majestic tone, warm midrange and smooth non-harsh high end. This mandolin is the best for the money we have encountered and will surpass some costing thousands more. His mandolins simply do not disappoint. Priced with "Travelite" semi-hard case. Call or email for price.
Product ID: 937

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