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2015 Gibson F5L Fern

Gibson’s finest mandolin, the F-5L Fern pays homage to the Lloyd Loar signed Master Model F-5 built in ’23 and ’24. Built in exceptionally small numbers, the Nashville-made F5L features exceptional tone woods, tonebar bracing, a lush Cremona sunburst finish, triple-bound body, headstock, and pickguard, pearl nut, and gold hardware. It’s a particularly gorgeous instrument, with deep flame it its maple back, sides, and neck; super-tight spruce top grain, and intricate fern headstock inlay.

The mandolin has a wonderful depth in its tone, excellent presence and projection, and a perfect ‘cut’. It’s been set-up here at Folkway and plays as you’d want it to. The neck has a comfortably rounded V carve, 1-1/8” (or a shade larger) nut, and flat fingerboard.

At only 2 years old, this instrument shows no wear and tear other than some fret wire divots in the first position.

With original TKL Deluxe hardshell case

Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no taxes or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping -- all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

Questions? Email us anytime, or call us toll-free at 1-855-772-0424.


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