Description

A Wonderful Gibson F-5G Mandolin Built by David Harvey.
2011 Gibson F-5G Mandolin Custom Gold Top #2.
This is one of two Gibson Custom Shop F-5G Gold-Top Mandolins which were built in 2011 by master luthier David Harvey. The 10 inch wide and 1 7/8 inch, body features a triple-bound, carved solid Sitka spruce top with two 'f' sound-holes and a 'special' gold finish. The two-piece book matched back and the sides are carved highly-figured maple. The one-piece neck is of beautifully figured fiddleback maple. Black-faced headstock with inlaid pearl "The Gibson" and pearl flowerpot inlay. Black plastic bell-shaped truss rod cover with two screws. Open-back strip tuners (four-per-side) with oval pearloid buttons. The neck has a scale length of 14 inches, a wonderful thick 'V' profile, an ebony fretboard with 20 small frets and pearl dot markers. Pre-compensated ebony bridge on height-adjustable ebony base. Specific metal tailpiece, engraved with "Gibson" script logo, secured to edge of body by three screws and an ebony strap-pin with center pearloid dot. Inside the treble 'f' hole is an oval white label printed in black "The top, back, tone-bars / and air chamber of this instrument were / tested, tuned and the assembled instrument tried and / approved" Written in black ink is the following "Custom Gold Top #2 / June 13th, 2011 / David Harvey" "Acoustic Engineer" printed in black. Inside the bass 'f' hole is an oval white label printed in black "Patented March 30, 1906 / Sept. 20, 1920 - Jan. 18, 1921 / The Gibson Artist Model" etc, etc with the style "F-5G" and the serial number "CQ-10613011" written in black ink. This very special Mandolin is in mint and unused (9.50) condition. Complete with the original Gibson Gold Warranty and inspection card. Original Gibson three-latch, shaped black hardshell case with burgundy plush lining (9.50). (#1715).

Year Condition Color Case
2011 Mint Fiddleback with gold top Original Hard

$4,250

Fretted Americana
David Brass
818-222-4113
Calabasas, CA
2:15 PM
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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