Special / Sale Price - 2008 Bluett F-5
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Another first for MandoMutt. We've heard a lot about Bluett mandolins over the years, but this fine example is our very first. It is simply superb.
Built by Mark Bluett of Bluett Brothers Violins in York Pa. Label signed in 2008. Mark's F-style pricing starts at $6K.
Specs; German Spruce top, Curly Maple back/sides/neck in an antique burst, varnished (we think) finish with 3-ply bound body, single ply binding on fretboard and headstock. Radiused Ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl diamond inlays, tone bar bracing, nickel hardware includes Allen style tailpiece and Elite tuning machines and modified fern headstock inlay.
Beasty sound features a dry, woody tone with significant pop. Very powerful and responsive. Exellent tonal balance throughout. Killer bluegrass chop that is felt all the way to the nerve endings in your toes.
Excellent-plus condition overall. Top shows a few light marks and frets are very lightly worn, otherwise extremely clean.
Offered with Travelite case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.