Special / Sale Price - 2015 Skip Kelley F-5
First new Kelley F-5 we've had in a year. Skip's mandolins are always strong and are among the best bluegrass mandolins available. This fine example is definitely one his best looking and is truly a banjo slayer. We rarely have one of Skip's F-5's for longer than a month, so act quickly!
Specs; 20+ year old Adirondack Spruce top, Big Leaf Maple back/sides/neck in an antigue sunburst, hand rubbed stain and varnish finish, tortoise bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard with radius and mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Also features tone bar bracing, hide glue assembly, engraved James tailpiece and Golden Age tuning gears.
Big, wide open, dynamic sound. Quite powerful, but all Skip Kelley mandolins are. Still somewhat tight, but sounds incredible right out of the box. Rich, woody tone. Beasty chop. Destined for supreme beasthood. Will excel on stage, in studio or at your local festival's campground jam.
This is a brand new instrument. Does have one minor blemish. Skip had a screwdriver mishap on the top side of the neck near headstock and nut, while installing tuner screws. He touched it up, but still shows somewhat.
This fine, 100% handcrafted instrument is offered with builders Limited Warranty and rectangular TKL with blue interior.
Trades are gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.