Special / Sale Price - 2015 Skip Kelley F-5
This Kelley F-5, s/n 51 has been with Adam Steffey for the last year (see our home page for a link to Adam playing this mandolin at last years IBMA), but just returned in exchange for a new Kelley with a California Redwood top. So, it's been broken in by a master. Kind of like having Manny Machado break in your new baseball mitt. In any event, we're calling it "used", with warranty and discounting it by $500 off new pricing.
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 Rosewood fretboard with 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 slightly used instrument, but offered as new with builders Limited Warranty instrument. Adam did play it and it shows light play wear. Has a few superficial scratches/marks on the top and minor fret wear. Also has 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.
Includes rectangular TKL case with blue interior.
Trades are gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.