Grady Jones F-5 Style mandolin.  Good to Very Good condition.  Some playware marks.  Frets in good shape.  Reddish burst.  Repaired crack on back.  Hardshell case.  

Sitka spruce top,  highly figured maple one piece back, maple sides and neck with a reddish or wine colored gloss lacquer finish, three-ply bindings on top, back and headstock, two-ply found fretboard, bound F holes and radiused ebony fretboard.  Gold hardware and engraved James tailpiece, Gotoh tuners with ebony buttons, very nice abalone fern and flowerpot headstock inlay.  Nut is 1 1/8 inches wide.

Sound below.  This is a very good sounding instrument featuring a distinct sound.  Described as dry, bold, and rich sounding with excellent volume, tone and balance.  Big Bluegrass chop.

Grady has more arch on this tops and backs which appears to give a larger internal air chamber.  Interesting tone.

Listed3 years ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
Brand
  • Grady
Model
  • F-5
Finish
  • Red Sunburst
Categories
Year
  • Circa 2012
Made In
  • United States

Bradford & Company Fine String Instruments and Fret Shop

Kansas City, MO, United States
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