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Gibson F-5 Fern (1928)

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Gibson F-5 Fern (1928)

An great-sounding bluegrass mandolin from the post-Loar era, this Gibson F-5 Fern looks and sounds amazing. It has a carved spruce top and flame maple body and neck, all in a nice sunburst finish. Appointments include gold hardware (though most of the gold has worn off the Loar-style tailpiece cover), open gear tuners with pearl buttons, and pearl fern and "The Gibson" inlays in the headstock. This mandolin is in very good+ condition. More details...

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sku: 90U-196613

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  • Sunburst finish flame maple body and neck
  • Sunburst carved spruce top
  • Triple top-bound body and headstock
  • Ebony fingerboard (refretted frets 1-8) with dot inlays
  • Pearl fern and "The Gibson" inlays in headstock
  • 1-1/16" nut
  • 14" scale
  • Gold hardware including tailpiece (much of gold worn from Loar-style cover) and tuners with pearl buttons
  • Adjustable ebony bridge stamped "PAT'D JAN.18-21," 
  • Original pickguard included in case (missing fingerboard pins and has small bolt holding attachment piece together)
  • Original hardshell case
  • Consignment
  • VGC+
  • SN: 83793 and F.O.N. 9140

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Manufacturer's warranty NONE
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