Gibson F-5G Mandolin
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F-5G Custom Mandolin
Gibson Original is proud to present the F5-G Custom Autumn Burst F-Style Mandolins. These two new custom versions of the legendary F5-G mandolin, as envisioned by Dennis Vance of The Mandolin Store, are truly awe-inspiring both in tone and appearance.
Both versions were painstakingly worked back with Dennis and the OAI Team via OAI Master Luthier, David Harvey. These details include the stunning gloss lacquer Autumn Burst color, the binding and fret appointments, as well as fingerboard widths, radiuses and other small details.
The first version features an ivoroid bound, 20 large fret, radiused fingerboard that is cut off after the 20th fret. The width of the fingerboard at the nut is 1 and 3/16, an earlier Gibson nut width which is a little wider than the classic Gibson Loar era width of 1 and 1/16. This version was developed for the player who prefers the feel of a wider radiused fingerboard and maximum pick clearance, provided by not having a fingerboard extension.
The second version features an ivoroid bound, 22 fret radiused fingerboard, complete with scooped fingerboard extension, wielding the traditional Gibson Loar era nut width, measuring 1 and 1/16. This version was conceived for the player who prefers the look and width of a traditional Gibson Loar era fingerboard while getting the added pick clearance of a scooped fingerboard.
Both of these amazing mandolin models boast the time tested and tone proven Gibson mandolin tone bar construction and graduations, assuring pure sonic satisfaction.
Body Style: F-Style
Back: Figured Maple
Rim: Figured Maple
Sound Holes: Unbound F-holes
Top Binding: Ivroid/Black/Ivroid
Back Binding: Ivroid
Overcoat: Gloss Lacquer
Tuning Keys: Nickel Grovers
Bridge: Adjustable Ebony
Bracing: Tone Bars
Species: Figured Maple
Profile: Rounded V
Nut Width: Loar Spec 1 3/16"
Joint: Compound Dovetail
Joint Location: 15th fret
Truss Rod: Single Action
Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped
Scale Length: 13 29/32"
Species: Radiused Ebony
Inlays: Pearl Dots
Extension: Availabe with Scooped Fingerboard or Wide Neck
Strings: Gibson Bill Monroe Medium Gauge