Ellis F5 Special Custom Quilted Maple w/ Torch & Wire Inlay and Engraved Tailpiece



Here's another one from the "Where to begin?" department. A custom mandolin like this Ellis F5 Special only rolls in once a year. And to call it the finest mandolin we've got would be a similar understatement! Tom Ellis's mastery of mandolin construction is evident in every detail of this beauty, from the precision of the inlay to the absolute spot-on perfection of its top shading. This is a hugely resonant mandolin, with a voice that's simply ... complete. It's perfectly balanced, with a great, woody thump for bluegrass and a singing, sparkly high end. We've upgraded this instrument with private stock quilted maple back & sides, the sensational Torch & Wire peghead motif and a tailpiece hand-engraved by Weldon Lister. This instrument is priced with a custom built Collings vintage-style hard case.

1 1/8" nut width
Varnish finish


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