2013 Ken Hooper F-5
2013 Ken Hooper F-5

Remarkable F-5 handcrafted by Ken Hooper (http://www.hooperguitars.com), out of Elkin, NC. Ken has an established and highly respected name in the acoustic guitar world. He has built several mandolins in addition to this example, built to Loar specs, being s/n 3.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, highly flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a lighter caramel sunburst, varnish finish. Single ply bound fretboard, 3-ply bindings on body and headstock. Radiused Ebony fretboard, modified vine headstock inlay and nickel hardware includes James tailpiece and Waverly tuning gears.

Traditional Loar-like sound featuring a dry woody tone, a strong chop and big, big volume. A banjo slayer with a Beyond Beast voice!

Excellent condition overall showing light play wear. Has a small ding or two and a few scratches on the top. Back shows one small area of button rash. Back of headstock is lightly scarred, likely from a clip-on tuner. Minor fret wear.

Includes Superior fiberglass case, white exterior, black interior. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,499.95