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Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin  Cremona Sunburst 

(Cremona Sunburst)  Sku #517393000327000

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The standard by which all other mandolins are judged.

Gibson luthiers painstakingly handcraft the F-5 'The Fern' Mandolin to replicate the 1925 original notable for its abalone fern headstock inlay. It has a tuned parallel tone bar with a carved spruce top and maple back and sides to generate that world-famous tone. A sumptuous finish, hand-engraved gold-plated hardware, and triple binding all speak to its vintage pedigree. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

  • Body: Style F-Style
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Figured Maple
  • Rim: Figured Maple
  • Sound Holes: Unbound F-holes
  • Top Binding: White/Black/White
  • Back Binding: White/Black/White
  • Overcoat: Gloss Lacquer
  • Tuning Keys: Gold Grovers
  • Pickguard: Bound Tortoisoid
  • Bridge: Adjustable Ebony
  • Bracing: Tone Bars
  • Tailpiece/Cover: Gold
  • Species: Figured Maple
  • Profile: Rounded V
  • Peghead Inlay: Fern
  • Peghead Binding: White/Black/White
  • Nut: Pearl
  • Nut Width: 1 1/16"
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Joint :Location 15th fret
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped™
  • Scale Length: 13-29/32"
  • Frets: 29
  • Species: Ebony
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Binding: White/Black/White
  • Extension: Yes
  • Strings: Gibson Bill Monroe Medium Gauge
  • Includes hardshell case

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