2011 Ellis A5
Drop dead gorgeous mandolin that sounds even better than it looks! Tom Ellis of Austin is well known to build some of the finest mandolins available today and this instrument is a shining example of why his reputation is such. Loud and punchy but at the same time rich and complex, this mandolin is right at home playing aggressive bluegrass material or a classical piece. Unsurpassed attention to detail in every area. The one piece back is absolutely stunning! In excellent condition with only a couple of tiny pecks here and there and some minor wear on the back of the neck. Adirondack top, Sugar Maple back and sides, varnish finish, 1-1/8" fossilized ivory nut, nickel Waverly tuners with pearl buttons, nickel custom James engraved tailpiece, A3 vine headstock inlay, bound ebony pick guard, radiused ebony fretboard, custom Ellis made ebony bridge, strap button at neck heel, hardshell case.