Ellis F5 Reserve w/ Torch & Wire Inlay



Here's another one from the "Where to begin?" department. Tom Ellis's mastery of mandolin construction is evident in every detail of this beauty, from the precision of the inlay to the absolute spot-on perfection of its top shading. This is a hugely resonant mandolin, with a voice that's simply ... complete. It's perfectly balanced, with a great, sparkling high end. The private-stock one-piece Sugar Maple back gives it a projection that fits a bluegrass ensemble perfectly, yet it doesn't lack sweetness. We've upgraded this mandolin with the sensational Torch & Wire peghead motif and a tailpiece hand-engraved by Weldon Lister. This instrument is priced with a custom built Collings vintage-style hard case.



  • Reserve stock one-piece Sugar Maple back 
  • Red Spruce top 
  • Triple bound top, sides & peghead
  • Waverly tuners
  • EVO frets
  • Varnish finish
  • James tailpiece, engraved by Weldon Lister
  • Torch & Wire peghead inlay
  • Collings-built hard case

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