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(USED) June F-5 Mandolin – $2,950

(USED) June F-5 mandolin.

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June mandolins and guitars are handcrafted by Walter Johnson in Campobello, South Carolina.
This particular F-5 (his #39) left the shop in early 2013.

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According to the build sheet (included with instrument) its specs are as follows:

  • Old growth Adirondack spruce top
  • parallel tone bar bravcing
  • birdseye maple 3-piece neck with cocobolo center strip
  • birdseye maple back and sides
  • dual-action truss rod
  • cocobolo pegged veneer with June logo and inlay
  • ebony overlay on back of peghead
  • ebony fretboard (non-radiused) with banjo frets
  • cocobolo pick guard
  • adjustable ebony bridge
  • black binding
  • VARNISH finish
  • hardshell case
  • “speed” neck

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The instrument has aged brass tailpiece and tuners (Stew-Mac parts) and has had an arm-rest added. The condition of the instrument is excellent and the tone is quite pleasant and honest. The fit and finish is certainly workman-like and being #39, provides evidence of some serious time at the bench and building experience since 2001. I would say Mr. Johnson should have a bright future!

The hardshell case is in excellent condition and features the signatures of many – very many – prominent bluegrass musicians.

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This instrument, if ordered today, would sell for $4,000

It is available here at a very attractive price:

Serial # 39

AMW Price: $2,950 (with case) 

 

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