Campanella F-5 Mandolin



It's been a while since we've had an F-5 from Vermont-based mandolin builder, Joe Campanella. And judging by the flurry of interest we've had in this one before its web debut here, the word seems to be out about the power and depth of tone you can expect from one of these instruments. This thing is LOUD -- crazy loud! But it's got a woodiness and warm, rounded edge to the note that keeps it from being the least bit cloying. It responds very quickly, with a rich voice whether played lightly or with full-on bluegrass throttle. If you've handled one of Campanella's mandolins, you'll recognize the extremely handsome violin-style aesthetic and thin varnish finish. Fast-feeling yet full neck, and terrific playability. Priced with hard case. 


  • Red spruce top
  • Red Maple back & sides
  • Tone-bar bracing
  • Varnish finish
  • Violin-style case
  • 1 1/8" nut width

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