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Gibson 120th Anniversary F-5 Mandolin

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This 120th Anniversary F-5 Mandolin is a part of a three-piece set of extremely limited-edition, hand-crafted F-5 mandolins featuring Gibson's most i...Click To Read More About This Product

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A trio of the most intricately detailed instruments Gibson has ever put together.

This 120th Anniversary F-5 Mandolin is a part of a three-piece set of extremely limited-edition, hand-crafted F-5 mandolins featuring Gibson's most intricate inlay, carving and detail work in its 120 years. Each mandolin features an authentic 1894 vintage nickel inlaid into the back of its headstock and comes packaged with a reproduction 'Nickel a Day" advertisement from 1894, framed and matted with the serial number handwritten to verify its authenticity.

Constructed with exceptional AAA red spruce for the tops and highly figured maple back and sides, each 120th Anniversary F-5 Mandolin has a figured maple neck with a rounded-V profile and ebony fretboard with Tree of Life inlay made of mother-of-pearl, abalone, and silver wire. Other appointments include ebony two-foot compensated bridge, gold two-piece tailpiece, gold Waverly tuners, black/ivoroid/black binding, and a tortoisoid pickguard inlaid with the 120th Anniversary motif.

Choose between three finishes - The 1904 (black with red walnut back and sides); 1912 (amber top with "Pigeon Blood Burst" back and sides); or 1923 (Cremona burst top, back, and sides).

Each mandolin comes with a black hardshell case, lined in olive plush and a 120th Embroidered Motif.

  • Wood Species: Red Spruce
  • Pieces: 2
  • Grade: AAA
  • Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid
  • Glue: Titebond Vintage White
  • Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Tuned Body Chamber
  • Back Wood Species: Highly Figured Maple
  • Pieces: 1 or 2
  • Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid
  • Wood Species: Highly Figured Maple
  • Pieces: 1
  • Truss Rod: Loar Era Style/Adjustable
  • Profile: Vintage Rounded V
  • Other Materials: Fiber Rear Head Veneer
Peg Head
  • Type: F-Style
  • Inlay: Updated Wire and Torch mother of pearl, abalone and silver wire
  • Peg Head Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid
  • Type: Compound Dove Tail
  • Adhesive: Titebond Vintage White
  • Nut Material: Mother of Pearl
  • Width: 30mm, 1-3/16"
  • Wood Species: Ebony
  • Pieces: 1
  • Shade: Black
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut/End of board: 30mm, 1-13/16" at nut, at end of board
  • Scale: 3.53cm, 13-29/32"
  • Binding: Ivoroid/Black/Ivoroid
  • Side dots (color): 14K Gold
  • Inlays: Updated Vintage "Tree of Life"
  • Material: Mother of pearl, Abalone and silver wire
  • Tuning Keys Style: F-Style Gold Waverly with inlaid buttons
  • Gear Type: Reverse Gear
  • Plating specs: Satin Gold-plated
  • Bridge
  • Style: 2' Compensated Height Adjustable
  • Material: Ebony
  • Plating Specs: Gold Thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece
  • Style: Gold-Plated 2-Piece Gibson Style
  • Compensated: Yes
  • Material: Plated Bell Brass
  • Plating Specs: Gold Plated
  • Strap Buttons Material: Ebony End Pin with mother-of-pearl dot
  • Pickguard: Tortoisoid Inlaid with 120th Anniversary Motif, ivoroid/black/ivoroid bound, mother-of-pearl and brass Inlay
  • Truss rod cover: Inlaid ebony with wire and torch
  • Case: Vintage Style Rectangle with black exterior with vintage olive interiorer and embroidered 120th Motif
  • Other: 120th Anniversary Motif signed and dated by Master Luthier David Harvey

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