Because everyone's tastes are different, we doubled up on our last Ellis A5 order -- which includes this beauty decked out with mandolinist Steve Smith's custom designed headstock inlay. The woods for this mandolin were selected from Tom's private stash; and the fat, rich tone will have anyone who plays it thinking long and hard about reaching for an F5 again. An extraordinary sounding instrument, it's perfectly balanced across the fretboard, with incredible volume and depth of tone. Priced with Calton case built for Ellis!


  • Private stock hard maple back, sides and neck
  • Red Spruce top
  • Varnish Finish
  • EVO frets
  • Radiused fingerboard
  • 1 1/8" nut width
  • Steve Smith peghead inlay
  • Calton case 
  • Serial No. 479

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