Ellis A5 Special (Steve Smith-Diamond Wire)
Just hand delivered from our friends down the road at the Ellis workshop! An absolute masterpiece of a mandolin from one of the greatest builders of our time. Jaw dropping both tonally and aesthetically, this mandolin represents a master craftsman at the height of his powers. The tone is somehow deep, rich, and complex while at the same time bright, crisp, and articulate. The balance across the tonal spectrum and up and down the fretboard is second to none. This is the total package. Adirondack spruce top, Sugar maple back/sides/neck, varnish finish, fully bound (top, back, sides, neck, headstock) in triple binding, gold Waverly tuners, gold engraved custom James tailpiece, Ellis' custom "Steve Smith - Diamond Wire" pearl headstock inlay, Ellis made full contact ebony bridge w/gold wheels, ebony fretboard with pearl position markers, triple bound ebony pick guard, ebony endpin with pearl eye, gold EVO frets, radiused fretboard, 1-1/8" nut width. Comes with a custom Calton case made specifically for Ellis and bearing his logo. Note to our local customers: to preserve the brand new condition of this instrument it is not on the showroom wall. Please inquire.