Passernig Deluxe F-5 VarnishNew - Another great example of beauty, power and beautiful full masterful tone from Stefan Passernig. Adirondack Spruce top, Red Maple flamed back, sides and neck, varnish sunburst finish with French polish, Ebony triple bound fingerboard, triple bound body & peghead, Ebony triple bound abbreviated pickguard, traditional style Ebony bridge, “James” tailpiece with “ Passernig” logo, Golden Age antiqued tuners with Ivoroid buttons and 1 1/8’’ bone nut. We have found no hand made mandolin with these features that can match this instrument and many costing thousands more can touch it. This instrument is full of life with dry open “woody” and “airy” overall sound. Responds in an instant with a lot of “pop and ping.” The best mandolin in this price range we have encountered. These never last long and all you have to do is play it and you will see why. Priced with Travelite semi-hard case.
Product ID: 816
Grundy Custom “Flintriver” BanjoGrundy “Flintriver” Custom “Indian Chief” Maple 5 String Banjo - New - Laurie Grundy of Missouri is making some of the finest traditional banjos in modern times and this is another example of his outstanding work. Based on the highly regarded 30’s era sound and construction, he hit’s the “nail on the head” with that deep warm punchy tone and projection along with the finest materials and inlay work that can be found. All the notes flow sweetly from this instrument and is effortless in playability. Extremely flamed Maple resonator & neck, Grundy 20 hole tone ring, Grundy one piece flange, finish on the tension hoop, tone ring & flange are bell brass and not gold plated, Maple one piece rim with one glue joint, 5/8’’ Maple bridge with Ebony insert, gold Presto traditional tailpiece, triple bound resonator & Ebony fingerboard, gold tuners with Pearloid buttons, intricate detailed “Indian Chief” full head dress in center of peghead along with swirled designs as well as fingerboard inlays to match. Another one-of-a-kind with beauty, rarity, sound & playability. We recommend you try one of these before you purchase any higher end instrument. Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 227
Collings 2008 MF-5 Excellent Plus condition -Wide grain Adirondack Spruce top, highly flamed Maple one piece back, sides and neck, gold tuners with Ivoroid buttons, triple side bound body, Ebony bound fingerboard, Gold Collings one piece solid tailpiece and upgraded 1 3/16'' nut width. A very sweet sounding instrument with a big voice. Plenty of power and exquisite warm tone with a great “chop” anywhere on the neck. Beautiful wide grain Red Spruce at the bouts as well as the highly flamed one piece Maple back and shows very little playing wear. This one will deliver. Priced with OHC.
Product ID: c230