This 120th Anniversary F-5 Mandolin is a part of a three-piece set of extremely limited-edition, hand-crafted F-5 mandolins featuring Gibson's most intricate inlay, carving and detail work in its 120 years. Each mandolin features an authentic 1894 vintage nickel inlaid into the back of its headstock and comes packaged with a reproduction 'Nickel a Day" advertisement from 1894, framed and matted with the serial number handwritten to verify its authenticity.
Constructed with exceptional AAA red spruce for the tops and highly figured maple back and sides, each 120th Anniversary F-5 Mandolin has a figured maple neck with a rounded-V profile and ebony fretboard with Tree of Life inlay made of mother-of-pearl, abalone, and silver wire. Other appointments include ebony two-foot compensated bridge, gold two-piece tailpiece, gold Waverly tuners, black/ivoroid/black binding, and a tortoisoid pickguard inlaid with the 120th Anniversary motif.
Choose between three finishes - The 1904 (black with red walnut back and sides); 1912 (amber top with "Pigeon Blood Burst" back and sides); or 1923 (Cremona burst top, back, and sides).Each mandolin comes with a black hardshell case, lined in olive plush and a 120th Embroidered Motif.
BodyWood Species: Red SprucePieces: 2Grade: AAABinding: Ivoroid/Black/IvoroidGlue: Titebond Vintage WhiteTonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Tuned Body ChamberBack Wood Species: Highly Figured MaplePieces: 1 or 2Binding: Ivoroid/Black/IvoroidNeckWood Species: Highly Figured MaplePieces: 1Truss Rod: Loar Era Style/AdjustableProfile: Vintage Rounded VOther Materials: Fiber Rear Head VeneerPeg HeadType: F-StyleInlay: Updated Wire and Torch mother of pearl, abalone and silver wirePeg Head Binding: Ivoroid/Black/IvoroidType: Compound Dove TailAdhesive: Titebond Vintage WhiteNut Material: Mother of PearlWidth: 30mm, 1-3/16"FingerboardWood Species: EbonyPieces: 1Shade: BlackFrets: 22Nut/End of board: 30mm, 1-13/16" at nut, at end of boardScale: 3.53cm, 13-29/32"Binding: Ivoroid/Black/IvoroidSide dots (color): 14K GoldInlays: Updated Vintage "Tree of Life"Material: Mother of pearl, Abalone and silver wireHardwareTuning Keys Style: F-Style Gold Waverly with inlaid buttonsGear Type: Reverse GearPlating specs: Satin Gold-platedBridgeStyle: 2' Compensated Height AdjustableMaterial: EbonyPlating Specs: Gold ThumbwheelsTailpieceStyle: Gold-Plated 2-Piece Gibson StyleCompensated: YesMaterial: Plated Bell BrassPlating Specs: Gold PlatedStrap Buttons Material: Ebony End Pin with mother-of-pearl dotPickguard: Tortoisoid Inlaid with 120th Anniversary Motif, ivoroid/black/ivoroid bound, mother-of-pearl and brass InlayTruss rod cover: In
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