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Ellis F5 Special

$ 14,787.00

It is no secret that Tom Ellis of Austin, TX builds some of the most exquisite and beautiful sounding mandolins in the world. This mandolin exemplifies nothing short of a world class, master craftsman at the absolute top of his game. This one really does have it all. The quality of materials used, the laser sharp attention to detail, and of course the sound, are all second to none. The tone of this mandolin contradicts itself in the best ways possible: it is powerful and loud but neither harsh nor brash, it is warm and lush but at the same time also brilliant and clear, it has great depth yet is completely balanced across every register. Aesthetically speaking, the pictures just can't do this instrument justice. The amazing flame and bubble figure of the one piece back seem to change with each angle its looked at, the beautiful shading of the sunburst is absolute perfection, the binding work is the best we have ever seen, and the iridescence/color of the pearl work is on a level all its own. A brand new, complete package F5 from one of the all time greats in mandolin building. Adirondack spruce top, Sugar maple back/sides/neck, triple bound top/back/sides/neck/headstock, Ellis made triple bound ebony pick guard, Ellis made ebony full contact bridge, Ellis propriety "Bella" pearl headstock inlay, pearl position markers, Waverly tuners, engraved custom James tailpiece, EVO frets, ebony endpin with pearl eye, radiused ebony fretboard, 1-1/8" bone nut. Comes with a Calton case.
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