Ellis A5 Special "Hummingbird" Sunburst

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TME welcomes this gorgeous Ellis A5 mandolin featuring their stunning "Hummingbird" peghead inlay! Tom is known for building the perfectionist's mandolin, and this one delivers on all fronts. The fret work, carving, finish, and binding are all as flawless, but the real star of the show is that small, intricate hummingbird. Upon opening the  Calton that houses this beauty, we were all floored at the level of detail present in the design (see pictures). If that isn't enough, it happens to sound incredible too. Balanced from bottom to top with the perfect mix of fundamental and overtones, this one could hang in any circle with ease. If you want an upgrade to the old flowers or vines, this is a worthy contender. 


  • Private stock hard maple back, sides and neck
  • Red Spruce top
  • "Hummingbird" headstock inlay
  • Varnish Finish
  • EVO frets
  • Radiused fingerboard
  • 1 1/8" nut width
  • White Calton case (Blue interior)
  • Serial No. 485

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