Greg Dunn Mandolin F5-01. I am offering F5-01 for sale at a reasonable price for a hand-crafted custom mandolin with great tone, volume and timbre. Similar qualities in a mandolin with a high-profile manufacturer’s name on it would fetch a significantly higher price.
Finished and set up:
Body closed: July 2012
Asking Price: $2,750.00
F5-01 is a great mandolin with all the features of a “barking” bluegrass mandolin. It comes with a rectangular Loar-style F5 mandolin case, complete with a canvas protective cover at a separate price of $250.
|Soundboard Select Sitka Spruce (one piece), pattern carved and graduated
Backboard Curly maple (one piece), pattern carved and graduated
Finish Hand – stained brown sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Rims Curly maple
Neck Curly maple, V-joint with body, adjustable steel truss rod installed
Peghead Curly maple, scroll strengthener, Gaboon ebony veneers back and front
Fingerboard Gaboon Ebony, 20 frets, scalloped beyond 20th fret with white inlays
Fingerboard binding Ivoroid/black/ivoroid celluloid
Fingerboard side dots Black
Fingerboard inlays Mother of Pearl, 5/8” diameter dots
Frets Small gauge mandolin fretwire (reproduction of wire used on original F5s), nickel-silver (hard), .023″ tang, .025″ height, .050″ width
Blocks Honduras Mahogany
Body Binding Ivoroid/black/white celluloid
|Tailpiece Bill James design, CNC machined, gold-plated, patina (matte) finish with hinged cover
Bridge Siminoff hand-carved ebony adjustable archtop bridge
Nut Bone, 1 5/32” wide x 7/32” thick
Tuners Gotoh golden mandolin tuners, mother of pearl buttons
Peghead binding Ivoroid/black/white celluloid
Pickguard Tortoise plastic with white / black / white binding
Endpin Black ebony with mother of pearl dot
Strap button Black ebony
Strap Dudette braided leather strap
Case Loar-style F5 rectangular hard-shell case with canvas protective case at a separate price of $250.
Wood quality Personally selected (by Roger Siminoff) commercial-quality tone woods and highly figured woods.