Ellis F5 Reserve w/ Torch & Wire Inlay and Engraved Tailpiece



We're excited to offer this heirloom-quality Ellis F5 mandolin, featuring their newly-available hand-inlaid tuner buttons! We went with a tortoise-bound look and one-piece Sugar Maple back on this one...and its sound is somehow a perfect match for that handsome, dark motif. This mandolin has plenty of power & volume, sweetness and bell-like chime aplenty, yet it's got a lovely darkness relative to some other Ellis F5s we've heard. A captivating sound, with their trademark perfect playability. To briefly revisit those looks ... well ... we're inclined to say there isn't a more finely built mandolin out there. From the picture-perfect tones of its sunburst, to the artistry of the inlay work, to Weldon Lister's hand-engraved tailpiece ... "flawless" just about sums it up. Have a look through our photo gallery for some detailed shots of the aforementioned tuner buttons, and give us a call if you'd like an in-hand description. Priced with new Calton Case.


  • Reserve stock one-piece Sugar Maple maple back
  • Red Spruce top
  • Varnish finish
  • Tortoise binding
  • EVO frets
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Torch and Wire Inlay motif
  • James Tailpiece, engraved by Weldon Lister
  • Inlaid Ebony buttons on Waverly Tuners
  • Calton Case 
  • Serial No. 458

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