Ellis F5 Special (2013)


A very rare pre-owned Ellis F5 Special just landed on our doorstep! This mandolin has been played significantly these last three years, but it's still in great condition. There are a few scattered pick marks on the top (please refer to the photos for closeups), but otherwise the mandolin is in tip-top shape. As with most of Tom's F5 "Special" level instruments, this one features a beautiful one-piece hard maple back, Red Spruce top, Varnish finish, EVO frets, radiused fingerboard, 1 1/8" nut width and Waverly tuners. The sound is woody and open, with a great Gibsony "bark" for bluegrass rhythm playing and a brilliant high end for solos. Priced with Bobelock violin-style hard case. On consignment ~ no trades, please. 

Interested? We may have another on the way.

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