Ellis F5 Special #388
Tom Ellis has delivered to us an example of mandolin perfection. Seriously, if you take away the subjective points of instrument evaluation that have to do with personal preference and taste, we don't know how an argument could be made that Ellis #388 isn't perfect. Every detail is flawlessly executed with the highest level of skill and intent. As for the subjective points? It drives like a Ferrari and it sounds like the Bells of Heaven! Red Spruce top, Sugar Maple back (beautifully figured one piece), sides, and neck. Gold Waverly tuners with pearl buttons, fully w/b/w bound on top, back, sides, neck, and headstock, gold James tailpiece, gold EVO frets, amazingly colorful 'Flern" pearl inlay and logo, radiused ebony fingerboard and 1-1/8" bone nut, ebony custom made bridge with gold wheels, w/b/w custom ebony pick guard, ebony ended with pearl eye. Comes with a hardshell case.