Custom F5 Mandolin #27 65

Completed October, 2008

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I'd built this instrument for myself, and have no construction pictures and almost no photos of the finished instrument. As with most plans, mine were foiled when the owner of three other Skipper instruments snarfed this one up. This is the only F4 mandolin I've ever built with curly maple binding (and hopefully the last!), and features a varnish finish and cast Allen tailpiece. This instrument has both a great, big bluegrass chop and bell-clear top end, and I miss it.

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