Altman 2008 MF-5 Varnish Excellent condition - Extremely deep warm “woody” open tone with “woof, pop and ping.” Make a “G-Chop” you can feel and hear the air flooding out of the “F” holes. The overall sound is liken unto sixty plus years of playing. Very powerful with clarity and balance in all registers with no fall-off. Adirondack Spruce top, one piece highly flamed Maple back, side & neck, varnish finish, triple side bound body, neck & peghead, engraved “James” tailpiece, 1 1/8’’ FWI nut, Waverly tuners, Ebony scooped fingerboard, Ebony abbreviated pickguard and Ebony traditional bridge. Plays like butter and sounds sweeter than honey. Priced with form-fit hard case.
Product ID: c210
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
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