Since the mid 1970s, Michael Heiden has been building instruments like this spectacular Heiden F-5 from his shop in the Creston Valley in southern British Columbia.

Built in 1999, this Heiden F-5 mandolin is based on the classic Gibson F style. It features a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, hand carved one piece flame maple back, hand carved spruce top, a modern fret size and a radius fingerboard. There is some wear; it has been played for 16 years after all, but it has been well taken care of.

This exceptional instrument has been recently serviced with a fret dress and setup in our shop, so it's ready to go!

A hardshell case is included.

This is a consignment piece. Prices shown here are in US Dollars; for Canadian pricing please follow the 'More Details' link to the posting on our website,

Year Condition Color Case
1999 Very Good Brown Burst Hard


The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
(416) 423-2132
Toronto, Ontario
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