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MandoHarp - 'Old Hickory' Blonde F5-Style Mandolin
"Old Hickory" Blonde F5-Style Mandolin
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"Old Hickory" Blonde F5-Style Mandolin (070459-MF5)   STATUS - SOLD - More coming soon

Direct from the USA. Beautiful Blonde F5 Mandolin with clean traditional finish and finely detailed purfling.

All solid timber construction. Solid Canadian spruce sound board. Solid, air-dried maple back and sides. Sraight, air-dried maple neck. headboard.

Rosewood fingerboard. Cedar bridge with adjustable saddle. Buffalo bone nut. Brass tailpiece with decorated cover and belt button end pin. Adjustable truss rod.

Black lockable hard case with rubber protective strip, metal feet, lidded accessories compartment and black plush interior.

Labeled with model-serial number F5-108.

(from Supplier Product Info)

  MandoHarp - 'Old Hickory' Blonde F5-Style Mandolin
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F5-Style

Instruments with a body shape based on the Gibson F-5 most famously played by Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass. Three points to the body with the top one scrolled. The classic bluegrass mandolin shape. For a good introduction to mandolin body styles see the answers.com entry for mandolin.

Report for this particular instrument
Originally made in the USA. Received in excellent condition. Required bridge fitting to sound board, bridge setup for intonation, and minor nut and bridge saddle filing. No other work needed. Fretwork excellent on this instument. Tested okay to offer for sale. Inital testing and setup by Barry Usher at Kingo Instruments in Casino. Final testing by Dane Clarke at the workshops of MandoHarp Australia in Nambucca Heads..
About the Tester
Dane is a professional systems engineer, academic and musician who has played for over forty years. He currently sings and plays harmonica, mandolin, mandola etc. with a celtic/folk/blues band, Headland and a celtic/gypsy band, The Gypsy Tarts. Dane has researched and practiced instrument maintenance, repair and tuning in earnest for the last five years or so (since retiring from full-time professional work), and during this time has often been privileged to meet and learn from some of Australia's premier artists and technicians. On the qualifications side of things, Dane has undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Business, and post-graduate qualifications in Information Technology and Education. He works as a part-time engineer and academic these days, and though he loves teaching computer engineering he enjoys himself much more when working on instruments and playing music!
FEATURES
  • Made in the USA
  • Beautiful blonde finish
  • All solid timber construction
  • Spruce sound board
  • Maple back and sides
  • Maple neck and head board
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Cedar bridge with adjustable saddle
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Lockable Hard Case
Specifications for this particular instrument

Dimensions

Measurement mm inches
Overall Length 717  28 1/4
Body Width 263 10 3/8
Body Depth 50 2
Nut Width 28 1 1/8
Scale Length 355 14
  MandoHarp - 'Old Hickory' Blonde F5-Style Mandolin

Construction Materials

Component Material
Sound Board Solid spruce
Purfling Fine black double line
Side and Back Board Solid air-dried maple
Fretboard Dark rosewood
Neck Solid air-dried straight maple
Truss Rod Adjustable - allen key adjuster included
Headboard Solid air-dried maple
Nut Buffalo bone
Bridge and Saddle Red cedar bridge with adjustable rosewood saddle
Tailpiece Brass with decorated cover plate and belt button end pin.
Case Black lockable case with black plush interior. Protective rubber strips and metal feet. Accessories compartment with lid.
  MandoHarp - 'Old Hickory' Blonde F5-Style Mandolin
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About MandoHarp

At MandoHarp we play the instruments we sell! Each of our musician and craft associates has over thirty years experience within their area of expertise. MandoHarp supplies and repairs reed and string instruments for local music shops and individual musicians - we sell to our friends. At MandoHarp our pimary areas of expertise are Mandolins and Harmonicas, hence our name. We also have contracted associates who work with a wide range of instruments, especially folk. This is our first foray onto the internet and we look forward to meeting many new musical friends here. At MandoHarp we appreciate fine instruments and we want you to have them!

About MandoHarp Instruments

All MandoHarp instruments are tracked from the moment of their original creation or purchase. Each instrument is assessed by an expert musician when received and again before offering it for sale. A brief report is written and stored in our database for each item, noting paticularly our expert assessment on receipt, any work performed on the instrument and its final condition.

Personal Service

At MandoHarp we like to get to know our customers - we're musicians and we like to get to know other musicians. We love to talk with musicians whenever possible [probably a bit too much! :)]. And especially musicians who are interested in our instruments. Please feel more than welcome to email (info@mandoharp.com) or phone us (61- 2-65685545) to discuss your music at any time.

Inspections, trials and pickup by prior arrangement are welcome at our workshop in Nambucca Heads, near Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast.

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