Gibson 1934 F-7 Mandolin Excellent plus condition - This is the cleanest F-7 we have ever encountered and is all original with possibly the bridge being the exception. It shows very little playing wear and even the pickguard is intact with no issues. The sunburst finish is smooth with just a few checks that are hardly visible. Conforms to 1934 catalog specs with Spruce top, highly figured Chocolate brown finish Maple back & sides, Mahogany neck, single bound body, neck, pickguard and peghead, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with fancy inlay similar to Nick Lucas guitar and Fleur-De-Lis headstock inlay. Beautiful warm open tone with impressive power, clarity along with a serious chop at any position, and the more it is played, the more it opens up. Made between 1934 thru 1939 and is the same model Bill Monroe used until he bought his fabled 1923 F-5 in 1945. Rarer than a Loar, these do not show up very often and one in this condition is even a rarer find. Comes with original red lined formed fit hard case with some case candy.
Product ID: s263
Gibson 1999 F-5 Master Model Very good plus condition - Charlie Derrington signed 2-3-99. This instrument toured with the Merle Haggard band for quite some time and is very strong both in volume and tone. Dry and woody and the wide grain Red Spruce top has opened-up nicely due to the steady playing. It was played with the pickguard removed and has some ply wear right under the guard along with the typical scratches, dings etc. but considered as basic playing wear. Beautiful "flamed' Maple back neck & sides. This one is in the top 5 of Master Models we have played and it responds instantly with balance that hits on all cylinders. "This is a good one". Priced with OHC.
Product ID: S312
Ellis F-5 Special Mandolin New - If you have ever desired an Ellis mandolin, then this is the one. Made with Tom's special reserve woods and contains highly flamed one piece Maple back, sides and neck, choice grain Adirondack Spruce top, Ebony abbreviated fingerboard, Ebony full contact traditional adjustable bridge, triple bound top, sided & peghead, "James" gold tailpiece, Ebony hand made abbreviated triple bound pickguard, Waverly gold tuners with Pearl buttons, "Fern" peghead inlay& Cremona brown varnish finish. Full of that very primitive tone that emits a "woody, dry and clear projection. Powerful delivery that quickly fills the area you are in. We think this is the best sounding specimen we have received from Tom as it simply grabs you with the first chop. This one gets into your head quickly and will snap attention as soon as it is engaged. Priced with Hiscox black square hard case.
Product ID: S304