Description: Mandolin - 2005 Glenn F5 Fern
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This ad is for a Glenn Mandolin, #66, built by Allen Jones of Dixon, Missouri.
The mandolin is excellent sounding and nicely broken in.
It has an emphasis in "punch" on the D strings, but all of the strings are very clear.
The original finish was a new (eg. experimental) matte lacquer that Allen was trying, but I was not entirely satisfied with it, as it was
too dull and rough. I sanded the finish down until it was a very thin base coat to give the desired color, and I
then french polished the instrument with a quality super blonde dewaxed shellac. The resulting finish is gorgeous, and
although french polished shellac is quite susceptible to scratches, it is the easiest of finishes to repair.
I also replaced the original bone nut with a "Tremnut" made by graphtech. The result is an easier-to-tune mandolin.
I will add pictures in a couple of days; I need to get my hands on a digital camera.
Adirondack Spruce top
Flamed maple back, neck, and sides
Tap tuned top and back plates
Excellent inlay work; fern headstock, double dot on 12th fret, and standard neck-side dots
French Polished finish with transparent colored lacquer basecoat
Tweed case in excellent internal & structural condition, has taken scratches, scuffs, and stains (has character)
Mandolin was very well protected
European Maple solid bridge
Included is an adjustable bridge
I also have a fishman mandolin bridge pickup and preamplifier that could be negotiated upon (with the mandolin).
Pictures: Mandolin - 2005 Glenn F5 Fern