2002 Gibson F-5G
Special / Sale Price - 2002 Gibson F-5G

Derrington era F-5G that is one of the good ones. The F-5G can be a hit or miss model. Some are good, others are so-so and every now and then there's a stand out. This one rates at the top of the heap.

Specs: Sitka Spruce top in a tobacco sunburst gloss lacquer finish, figured Maple back/sides/neck in an antique brown gloss lacquer finish. Top is ivoroid bound. Flat Ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl position dots, and nickel hardware including Grover tuning gears and traditional tailpiece engraved with "The Gibson". Mother-of-pearl flowerpot headstock inlay.

A sensational sounding mandolin. Woody, dry, classic Gibson sound. Powerful. Big, bold bluegrass chop. One of the best F-5G's we've had, possibly the best.

Excellent-minus overall condition. Top has light scratching, an area of microphone rash below treble `f' hole and finish worn away in a tiny area at treble f-hole from pick wear. Significant light marks in the top and a few on the back. Also has a funky area on back, in finish near the tailpiece which is around 1/4" in diameter. May be a touch up spot.

Headstock shows some finish checking and significant string scratching. Frets have moderate wear, but fretwork is not needed at this time.

Includes original TKL shaped case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,999.95
Price: $3,149.95