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Gibson Custom Shop 1923 F-5 Historic Collection Master Model Reissue F-Style Mandolin - Pre-Order Deposit ONLY

This is the 25% Reservation Deposit to reserve a Gibson Custom Shop 1923 F-5 Master Model Reissue. 

We have multiple mandolins on order from Gibson and most have been selling before even making it onto our website. Once we have received payment of this deposit, our sales team will contact you and coordinate with you about when your mandolin will be arriving. The total purchase price is $19,999. Please read the terms and conditions of this reservation fee here

Indulge in the timeless artistry of the Gibson Custom Shop 1923 F-5 Historic Collection Master Model Reissue Cremona Brown F-Style Mandolin, a reimagining of a true masterpiece. Orville Gibson laid the foundations for the modern mandolin, but it was the brilliance of Gibson Master Luthier Lloyd Loar that elevated it to unparalleled heights with the F-5 mandolin. A century later, the F-5 still stands as the epitome of mandolin excellence, revered for its impeccable tone, effortless playability, and stunning aesthetics. To recreate this iconic instrument, Gibson delved into their vault and meticulously studied renowned mandolins, including the iconic July 9th, 1923 Bill Monroe mandolin, using advanced scientific analysis, precise 3D scanning, and detailed notes from Lloyd Loar. The result is a masterpiece painstakingly hand-built and refined by the artisans at the Gibson Custom Shop, ensuring every detail - from the look to the sound and feel - remains true to Loar's original vision. 

The heart of this reissue masterpiece lies in its meticulously crafted features. The mandolin boasts a hard-carved Red Spruce top, a material known for its ability to impart intense energy and projection to the sound, allowing every note to resonate with clarity and richness. Complementing this is a 2-piece Quarter Sawn Figured Red Maple back, not only enhancing the aesthetics with its exquisite grain but also fortifying the mandolin against surface checking and warping for lasting durability. Each mandolin is adorned with an authentic varnished Cremona Brown finish, silver-plated hardware, and comes complete with a replica hardshell case, effortlessly transporting you to the golden age of mandolin craftsmanship. 

In the Gibson Custom Shop 1923 F-5 Historic Collection Master Model Reissue Cremona Brown F-Style Mandolin, the legacy of Lloyd Loar lives on. Immerse yourself in the essence of true artistry and witness the revival of an era, where craftsmanship meets passion, creating an instrument that stands as a testament to the rich heritage of Gibson and the enduring allure of the F-5 mandolin. 


Shape: F-5 Mandolin 
Material: 2-Piece Quarter Sawn Figured Red Maple 
Top: Red Spruce 
Sides: Flat-Sawn Figured Red Maple 
Back: 2-Piece Quarter-Sawn Figured Red Maple 
Binding: Celluloid Nitrate; Multi-ply Top, Back, Fingerboard, and Pickguard, Single-ply Headstock 

Neck: Figured Red Maple 
Profile: Authentic 1923 Profile 
Nut Width: 27.051mm / 1.065" 
Fingerboard: Ebony 
Scale Length: 353.06mm / 13.9" 
Number of Frets: 29 
Nut: Mother of Pearl 
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dot 

Bridge: Ebony; Patent Date Stamped 
Tailpiece: Silver-Plated Tailpiece Cover, Engraved with "The Gibson" 
Tuners: Waverly 
Plating: Silver 

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