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Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin 6012104

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Gibson luthiers painstakingly handcraft the F-5 'The Fern' Mandolin to replicate the 1925 original notable for its abalone fern headstock inlay. It h...Click To Read More About This Product

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The standard by which all other professional 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.

FEATURES
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"
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Joint :Location 15th fret
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped™
  • Scale Length: 13-29/32"
  • Frets: 29
Fingerboard
  • Species: Ebony
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Binding: White/Black/White
  • Extension: Yes
  • Strings: Gibson Bill Monroe Medium Gauge
  • Includes hardshell case

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GibsonF-5L "The Fern" Mandolin
 
5.0

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5.0

Truly Amazing

By that guy who plays guitar

from NJ

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Comments about Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin:

Let me tell that there are two production mandolins that I have every experienced that top this mandolin. Those two are the gibson master models. I would say this mando is about 98% of those instruments. If you want to spend 2-3 times more for that last 2%, then go ahead. If not, this is the best looking, feeling, and playing mandolin in existence. period.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

!!!!!!!!AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous

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Comments about Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin:

This Mandolin is awesome. My friend owns one of these and I love it! If you have this much money, don't waste it on a cheap car that won't last long. Get The F5 The Fern!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Open Box Gibson mandolin

By Barry

from Alabama

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Great Deal Still Brand N
  • Long Life
  • Strong

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      Comments about Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin:

      I got a great deal! I didn't see ANY blemishes Even though it was a "open box" item.

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