Ellis F5 Tradition "Torrefied"
Just hand delivered from the fine folks down the road at the Ellis workshop. This is the first "Tradition" model that we have acquired and to say that we are impressed is an understatement! The materials and craftsmanship are second to none, and the tone is otherworldly. Crystal clear, bell tone with just the right amount of complexity to compliment the woody fundamental character. Unreal balance from low to high and up and down the fretboard. Easily one of the finest instruments to ever pass through our shop. Torrefied "master grade" Adirondack top, Sugar maple back and sides, fully bound with side triple binding, hide glue construction, shellac finish, Waverly tuners, James tailpiece, elongated pick guard. gold EVO frets, radiused fretboard, 1-1/8" nut. Comes with a custom made Calton case in beautiful turquoise.
*note to local customers: we are not hanging this mandolin in our showroom in an attempt to limit playing time. Feel free to ask to see it if interested!