Ellis F5 Special w/ Collings Vintage-Style Case


An Ellis F5 mandolin is one of those instruments that always gets us going: it's always a thrill to uncase one for the first time and see every detail just ... right. Flawless worksmanship, beautiful finish work and, yet, still an organic look. We were able to pick up this mandolin, essentially a standard F5 Special, after Tom built it on spec with a very nice one-piece Sugar Maple back. He's said to be a big fan of this particular mandolin, and we can see why: lovely, balanced sound, with great volume, color and woodiness. Just what you'd expect from a first-class Ellis mandolin. This one is priced with a Collings vintage-style hard case made specially for Ellis. 

  • Special one-piece Sugar maple back
  • Red Spruce top
  • Triple bound body, neck & peghead
  • Varnish finish over Cremona Sunburst
  • EVO Frets
  • Flern peghead inlay
  • Ebony pickguard, bridge and fingerboard
  • 1 1/8" nut width
  • Collings Vintage-style hard case

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