2002 Dearstone F-5M Master Model
2002 Dearstone F-5M Master Model
Red HOT!!!


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Ray Dearstone has been handcrafting mandolins in the high country of Northeastern Tennessee for over 30 years and builds some of the finest instruments available. Dearstone mandolins are played by some well respected pickers as well, including Shawn Lane of Blue Highway and the late Dempsey Young.

Specs: Redwood top and figured Maple back/sides/neck in a vintage wine hand rubbed lacquer finish. 3-ply (w/b/w) bindings on top/back/headstock, single Ivoroid bound fretboard. Flat Ebony fretboard with EVO frets (recent replacements), Allen tailpiece, Flower Pot headstock inlay and Schaller tuning machines. Gold hardware.

Powerful mandolin featuring big mid-range "pop". Killer D-string. Dry, articulate sound with excellent note definition. Big volume and beasty bluegrass chop. Recent set up and EVO fret replacement by Ward Elliott.

Excellent condition with play wear conducive to a 15 year old mandolin. Has a some light scratches and tiny dings on the top in several locations, but mainly on the scroll. Peghead shows a few string marks and such. Finish is dulled in an area approximately the size of a nickel where the arm rests. May be an arm rest footprint.

Includes an older Superior Loar style case. Trades gladly considered on this fine USA built mandolin.


Price: $3,999.95

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