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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: 2003 Gibson Mandolin - Varnished Fern F-5, Mint Condition, Signed by Danny Roberts

Posted By: dsreiner (0) | Rate Member
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$6,900 USD

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I had a 2001 Master Model that I traded away a few years back, and I have to say that this 2003 F-5V looks just as good, and sounds and plays even better. This has the same varnish finish used for Gibson’s Master Model and the Distressed Model. The hand rubbed coats of varnish are based upon the finish used in 1925 for the Loar F-5 mandolins.

It’s got beautiful color, strong rich tone, and perfect action and setup. I took the pickguard off, but it’s in the case and you can put it back on if you prefer. I see that the lowest price for one of these new is about $10K on the web. This one isn’t new, but it is in mint condition with only one tiny ding and a very minor scratch. And it’s been played just enough to produce just the right hard-edged but mellow tone and great chop. Peels bark, as they say :-) This has a TKL rectangular case with burgundy interior and blanket. While you can play a variety of styles just fine on this mandolin, I recommend bluegrass!

For sale (not trade) at $6900 plus shipping. See URL for many photos of this varnished fern and a few other mandolins for sale.


United States, Lexington, MA


plus shipping

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Mint Condition


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