Hi - I bought a Lebeda F-5 Premium plus mandolin in August last year & it's starting to sound very good indeed (to me
that is).I have no way of comparing it to a Gilchrist,
Brentrup or any of the other top makers instruments.Do any of you guys have a Lebeda & have you any comments on them & how best to set them up to get the best sound?.
I'm very impressed with the build quality & the attention to detail.I use D'addario FT74s,practice at least an hour a day & the Mandolin has responded by becoming a much more 'solid' sounding instrument with
a beautiful tone.I just wonder if there is anything that can be done to help make it even better.I did change the Rosewood bridge for a good quality ebony one & that did
improve the tone quite a bit.It had been a bit 'zingy',but
the ebony bridge sorted that out,it tightened up the sound
& increased the volume a fair bit,