Classic F5 from this highly regarded mandolin luthier who has achieved a serious following in bluegrass circles.
What To Know
Japan's most renowned mandolin maker, Eiichi Sumi is most well known for the elevated, Kentucky-branded mandolins of the 1980s, and for his association with David Grisman, for whom he built copies of Dawg's Monteleone F.
The S-F5 is a loud, cutting bluegrass mandolin, capable of being driven hard. We have had a few of these come through over the years—they are relatively consistent sonically—but this one may be the cleanest one we have ever seen.