2001 Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Radiused Fingerboard F-Style Mandolin With Case

A Bluegrass Mandolin Icon!  “The Fern” F-5L model Gibson Mandolin has been considered a standard by mandolin enthusiasts since it was first introduced.  

This one is a 2001 model signed by Danny Roberts (has both labels visible through each f-hole,) and has a custom radiused fingerboard and bridge to match.  It has been very VERY well maintained over the years.  There’s hardly any wear of any kind except for just a couple of very minor dings that barely show when the light is just right.  For the age of this mandolin I don’t believe I’ve seen a nicer one.  The neck is virtually perfect with almost no fret wear and it plays incredibly well.  There is even a string change record log with dates and notes provided.  The sound is very nice also.  Big fat warm woody tones.  It could be a little more “open” sounding if I’m being honest...but that’s just due to the fact that it doesn’t look like this thing was ever hardly played at all.  Just picking around on it for ten minutes seemed to open it up noticeably.  This beauty is priced to sell and would make an incredible player mandolin or investment instrument for somebody!  Includes free shipping, original Hardshell Case, and free professional setup! Sells new for $9699.00

  • Features

    Body
    • Body: Style F-Style
    • Top: Spruce
    • Back: Figured Maple
    • Sound Holes: Unbound F-holes
    • Top Binding: White/Black/White
    • Back Binding: White/Black/White
    • Overcoat: Gloss Lacquer
    Hardware
    • Tuning Keys: Gold Grovers
    • Pickguard: Bound Tortoisoid
    • Bridge: Adjustable Ebony
    • Bracing: Tone Bars
    • Tailpiece/Cover: Gold Engraved
    Neck
    • Species: Figured Maple
    • Profile: Rounded V
    • Peghead Inlay: Fern
    • Peghead Binding: White/Black/White
    • Nut: Pearl
    • Nut Width: 1 1/16"
    • Joint: Compound Dovetail
    • Joint :Location 15th fret
    • Truss Rod: Single Action
    • Truss Rod Cover: Gibson Bell Shaped™
    • Scale Length: 13-29/32"
    • Frets: 29
    Fingerboard
    • Species: Ebony
    • Inlays: Pearl Dots
    • Binding: White/Black/White
    • Extension: Custom Scooped Extension
    • Includes hardshell case

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