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Gibson F-9 Mandolin Vintage Brown 

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  • Body Style: F-Style
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Figured Maple
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    $3,749.00 Private Reserve – Call Our Experts: 866-926-1923

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Exquisite tone and consummate simplicity.

No-frills design has been given a minor face lift, which includes rosewood binding on the top of the body and pearl dot fingerboard inlays while maintaining the same stunning satin Vintage Brown finish. The F-9 has all the design features that give the F-5 its legendary tone, including a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint, solid maple neck, sides and back, solid spruce top, and a hand-tuned tone chamber.

Includes hardshell case.



  • Body Style: F-Style
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Figured Maple
  • Rim: Figured Maple
  • Soundholes: Unbound F-holes
  • Top Binding: Rosewood
  • Back Binding: N/A
  • Overcoat: Satin Lacquer


  • Tuning Keys: Nickel Grovers
  • Bridge: Adjustable Ebony
  • Bracing: Tone Bars
  • Tailpiece/Cover: Nickel


  • Species: Figured Maple
  • Profile: Rounded V
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: Loar Spec 1-1/16"
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Joint Location: 15th fret
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped
  • Scale Length: 13-29/32"
  • Frets: 20


  • Species: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Binding: N/A
  • Extension: No
  • Strings: Gibson Bill Monroe Medium Gauge

Choose a genuine Gibson hand-crafted instrument with standout tone and subdued good looks. Order now.

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All I can say is wow!

I traded up to to a Gibson F-9 from a really nice Michael Kelly. When you're ready to move up to the next level, this is the mandolin for you. Without all the frills, the F-9 has the tone and feel of a F-5. If you want to get serious about your mandolin playing, buy a F-9

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Great Mandolin

By Matt-MeNhQ

from Harrisburg, PA

I've been playing mandolin for about 20 years, and have never been in the position to afford one of the high end Gibsons. This instrument is such a great addition to their line of mandolins. Tone is great, especially at low end; E string notes 12th fret and above are a bit thin, but not too bad--no doubt an effect of the satin finish. Overall great sound, no frills, and a great value. I put 4.0 for the features because of the absence of pick guard, but that is worth living with.

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Oh, that Gibson Chop!

By mmukav

from Cleveland, OH

The gibson F9 is the real deal! All solid wood, maple top and sides, ebony fretboard, tuned parallel tone bars, Grover tuners, and: that unmistakable Gibson tone! This mando really has that bluegrass chop. Ringing highs, deep tone, plays like a dream. Comes with a hardshelled case. The finish is satin, and thin. That's what helps give it such nice tone. But you do have to be careful with it. But to have a real Gibson mandolin for this price, well it's a deal.

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