Japan's most renowned mandolin maker, Eiichi Sumi is most well known for the elevated, Kentucky-branded mandolins of the 1980s, and for the rare-bird copies of David Grisman's Monteleone F.
This F-5, Sumi's take on a classic Fern, is a loud, cutting bluegrass mandolin, capable of being driven hard! Outfitted with a K&K mandolin pickup, this mandolin is equally at home in acoustic jams or on the festival stage.
Some pick wear on the top, and finish stress on the back; otherwise in very good overall condition.
Priced with hard case.
- Spruce top
- Maple back and sides
- Ebony fingerboard, pickguard, and bridge
- 1 1/8" bone nut
- Fully bound in grained ivoroid with b/w purfling
- Gotoh tuners w/ ivoroid buttons, gold finish
- Gibson-style tailpiece in matching gold finish
- K&K internal pickup
- Hard case