In on consignment. One of our early F5 models, serial #76 completed when we were still in NH in 2014. Features a red spruce top with bigleaf maple back and sides. A beautifully figured red maple neck with a carbon fiber stiffener. The neck profile has a C shape. 1 1/8th bone nut, nickel frets, Macassar ebony peghead overlay and fretboard, mother of pearl script and fretboard position dots and a Cumberland Acoustics bridge. After my customer purchased it, he sent it back to us so we could install a James tailpiece, a bound ebony “scooped” pickguard and a set of Waverly tuners with ebony buttons. This is basically our Studio Deluxe model with hardware upgrades.
The mandolin exhibits great volume, strong fundamental and is very even across the strings and up the neck. Would make an excellent bluegrass instrument with it’s cut and nice dry tone, but is versatile enough for other styles as well.
We just performed a setup on the mandolin and will be extending the warranty to the next owner.
Pricing today (with hardware upgrades) would be $5800 and approximately a one year wait. Available today at $3900 plus shipping. Ships in a shaped tweed case. Feel free to contact us for additional pictures or more info.
Girouard Mandolins and Mandolin Family Instruments
Glocester, Rhode Island