Same brilliant luthiery and design as the F-5L with fewer frills for less cash.
Even with its simple appointments, the Gibson F-5G Mandolin is one gorgeous instrument. The bound scroll work meets Gibson's toughest standards, the same standards used on the F-5L with top-grade materials and impeccable craftsmanship. Carved spruce top and solid maple back and sides, extended ebony fretboard, and tuned parallel tone bar produce unsurpassed tone.
- Carved solid spruce top
- Carved solid maple back and sides
- Extended ebony fretboard
- Tuned parallel tone bar
- Lacquer finish
- Flowerpot headstock inlay
- Triple top binding
Order now and enjoy the apex of Gibson artistry.
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Comments about Gibson F-5G Mandolin:
I've had my F5G for a couple of years now and I love it more every time I pick it up. These are without a doubt the best value Gibson has. The F5G features the same construction specs as an F5L (or "fern"), it's just dressed down which to many folks (including myself) prefer and you get to save $$$. I've played several higher end Gibson F5L's and artist signature models and even mandolins from private builders and haven't found one yet to come up to my F5G. Versatile describes it best. A loud, woofy chop, a sweet mellow tone when playing softly, or a loud, cut through the mix tone when doing some serious picking. Take my word, if you're looking for a professional quality mandolin that won't break the bank, this is the way to go. Buy it, you won't regret it.