Gibson Custom F5L The Fern Mandolin with Case

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Product Description

Designed to the specifications of Lloyd Loar's original F-5 Master Model, the F-5L sets the standard by which other mandolins are judged. Gibson luthiers painstakingly handcraft the F-5 The Fern Mandolin to replicate the 1925 original notable for its abalone fern headstock inlay. It has a tuned parallel tone bar with a carved spruce top and maple back and sides to generate that world-famous tone. A sumptuous finish, hand-engraved gold-plated hardware, and triple binding all speak to its vintage pedigree. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

Gibson Custom F5L The Fern Mandolin Features

  • Carved solid spruce top
  • Carved solid AAA flamed maple back and sides
  • Bound extended ebony fretboard
  • Tuned parallel tone bar
  • Lacquer finish
  • Abalone fern headstock inlay
  • Triple top binding

Product Specifications
Gibson Custom F5L The Fern Mandolin Specifications

Body

  • Body Style: F-Style
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Figured Maple
  • Rim: Figured Maple
  • Sound Holes: Unbound F-holes
  • Top Binding: White/Black/White
  • Back Binding: White/Black/White
  • Overcoat: Gloss Lacquer

Hardware

  • Tuning Keys: Gold Grovers
  • Pickguard: Bound Tortoisoid
  • Bridge: Adjustable Ebony
  • Bracing: Tone Bars
  • Tailpiece/Cover: Gold

Neck

  • Species: Figured Maple
  • Profile: Rounded V
  • Peghead Inlay: Fern
  • Peghead Binding: White/Black/White
  • Nut: Pearl
  • Nut Width: 1 1/16 inches
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Joint Location: 15th Fret
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped
  • Scale Length: 13 29/32 inches
  • Frets: 29

Fingerboard

  • Species: Ebony
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Binding: White/Black/White
  • Extension: Yes
  • Strings: Gibson Bill Monroe - Medium Gauge

Case

  • Case Exterior: Hardshell
  • Finish: Fern Burst
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
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I love it. Pretty close to loars mandolins
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Im in a band and I would play that thing till im dead. Then still yet they would have to pry it from my hands.
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