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  • Instrument: Mandolins

  • Brand: Gibson

  • Model: F-5

  • Finish: Sunburst

  • SKU: MN2171-A

  • Handedness: Right

  • Made In Year: 1938

  • Top: Spruce

  • Back and Sides: Figured Maple

  • Finish Material: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

  • Neck/Fingerboard: Figured Maple / Ebony

  • Neck Profile: V

  • Neck Depth: .885" - .968"

  • Fingerboard Radius: Flat

  • Brace Pattern: Tone Bar

  • Tuners: Non-Original Waverly

  • Bridge: Ebony (Original Base, Replacement Saddle with Original in Case)

  • Scale Length: 14"

  • Nut Width: 1 3/16"

  • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): N

  • Case: OHSC and Blue Calton

  • Modifications/Repairs: Recent neck reset by Dave Harvey, recent re-fret, replaced nut, replacement pickguard (original in case), new ebony bridge saddle

You would be hard pressed to find a cleaner F-5 from 1938! On top if its great looks, the sound is impeccable with great chop and top end clarity that is unrivaled. There is some light checking throughout its very clean finish, which blacklights extremely consistently; there is only touch up at the neck joint from its recent neck set/re-fret. The playability is fantastic thanks to those repairs with easy-to-play action. The nut width is a slightly wider 1 3/16" which is a welcome spec for a mandolin player that likes a little extra room on the fretboard. There have been some quality of life upgrades that are listed in the specs such as a replaced saddle and pickguard, but all of the original parts are included. If you are looking for a collector grade pre-war Gibson mandolin, this is the one!

Includes a Calton case as well as its original hard shell case.

Gibson F-5 1938, Sunburst

$55,000
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    Description

    You would be hard pressed to find a cleaner F-5 from 1938! On top if its great looks, the sound is impeccable with great chop and top end clarity that is unrivaled. There is some light checking throughout its very clean finish, which blacklights extremely consistently; there is only touch up at the neck joint from its recent neck set/re-fret. The playability is fantastic thanks to those repairs with easy-to-play action. The nut width is a slightly wider 1 3/16" which is a welcome spec for a mandolin player that likes a little extra room on the fretboard. There have been some quality of life upgrades that are listed in the specs such as a replaced saddle and pickguard, but all of the original parts are included. If you are looking for a collector grade pre-war Gibson mandolin, this is the one!

    Includes a Calton case as well as its original hard shell case.

    Spec
    • Instrument: Mandolins

    • Brand: Gibson

    • Model: F-5

    • Finish: Sunburst

    • SKU: MN2171-A

    • Handedness: Right

    • Made In Year: 1938

    • Top: Spruce

    • Back and Sides: Figured Maple

    • Finish Material: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

    • Neck/Fingerboard: Figured Maple / Ebony

    • Neck Profile: V

    • Neck Depth: .885" - .968"

    • Fingerboard Radius: Flat

    • Brace Pattern: Tone Bar

    • Tuners: Non-Original Waverly

    • Bridge: Ebony (Original Base, Replacement Saddle with Original in Case)

    • Scale Length: 14"

    • Nut Width: 1 3/16"

    • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): N

    • Case: OHSC and Blue Calton

    • Modifications/Repairs: Recent neck reset by Dave Harvey, recent re-fret, replaced nut, replacement pickguard (original in case), new ebony bridge saddle

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