Ellis F5 Special w/ Calton Case



For this particular Ellis F5, we diverted a little bit from our typical path. Although we've been known to gush over beautiful quilted wood and gorgeous inlay, with this mandolin the only directive was, "Pick the wood that's going to make the best sounding bluegrass mandolin available." And is this instrument ever a testament to Tom's ability to voice a mandolin! The hand-picked Sugar Maple back and Red Spruce top combine to produce the kind of sound we haven't heard from our other Ellis instruments. While they're always beautiful and rich-sounding, this one has an openness and degree of power that make it the perfect choice for a bluegrass player interested in a world-class mandolin. An absolute knockout. If you'd like an in-hand description, please call us and ask for Jordan in our mandolin department -- he's played it extensively and can speak to its special standing within our inventory. Priced with a Calton 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
  • Calton case

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