Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin (SN:70621011)
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You are looking at a Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin, serial number 70621011. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.Of course before the introduction of the electric guitar, Gibson specialized in crafting the highest quality mandolins – in fact, in the early 1900s before Orville Gibson passed away, Gibson Guitar Corp. was known as the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. A year after Orville's death in 1918, master luthier and sound engineer Lloyd Loar was hired by the Gibson to design newer instruments for the company. Among several other contributions to the Gibson company, Loar was most widely known for his iconic design of the original F-5 mandolin in 1922 – one of the most well-known and highly-imitated mandolins even to this day. The introduction of the F-5L in 1978 sought to bring back this legendary mandolin in all of it's bluegrass glory, down to each and every specification, and today's F-5L "The Fern" seeks to do the same.
The F-style body of the F-5L "The Fern" is crafted from a spruce top with figured maple for the back and sides. The body is finished in vintage-style gloss lacquer Fern Burst and features classic unbound F-holes. The neck is carved from figured maple into a comfortable rounded V profile and is topped off with a bound ebony fingerboard. The headstock of this beauty sports the classic "The Gibson" script logo and an ornate Fern inlay.
The F-5L "The Fern" also boasts a set of Gold Grover tuning machines, an adjustable ebony bridge with a gold tailpiece/cover, and a bound tortoisoid pickguard. This Gibson F-5L "The Fern" comes with the full protection of a durable, hardshell mandolin case.
Get your Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.
Things You Will Get:
- F-Style Mandolin
- Hardshell Case
|Number Of Frets||29|
|Neck Type||Compound Dovetail Joint|
|Neck Wood||Figured Maple|
|Body Wood||Figured Maple|
|Bridge Type||Adjustable Ebony|
|Tuning Machines||Grover Open-Back|
Two Unbound F-Holes
Fern Burst Gloss Lacquer Finish
Tone Bar Bracing
Multi-ply Top Binding
Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlays
15th Fret Joint Location
Single Action Truss Rod
Gibson Bell Shaped™ Truss Rod Cover
Gold Tailpiece and Tuners
|Case Type||Hardshell Case|
|Model||F-5L "The Fern"|
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