One of the most beautiful post-Loar F-5's, this Fern is in gorgeous condition and 100% original, with a period rectangular hard shell case. Master Model label.
The only blemish is the slight wear on the "The Gibson" tailpiece cover. The best aspect of this instrument is its particularly gorgeous tone. It's vibrant, singing, rich, not so much a crusher as an extremely musical, bell-like, harp-like, symphonic tone. They just don't get any better than this!
Since it's been in the shop, this mandolin has been played by a number of accomplished players and experts , and truly everyone has loved the tone!