Marty Stuart's F5
I recently witnessed a fairly astounding performance by Marty and the Fabulous Superlatives (including Cia Cherryholmes on banjo) last Sunday at Rockygrass.
I had a backstage/poser pit pass for Sunday and was equipped with binoculars. I couldn't help but notice that Marty Stuart's F5 was covered in signatures that were scratched into the top of his mandolin.
By the looks of these scratches my best guess was that Marty himself was the youthful perpetrator. Names such as "Earl," "Hank," and "Johnny" were fairly visible.
Does anyone out there know the story behind this instrument? Is is a Loar? What vintage is it?
Marty is clearly a confident and kick ### picker.
His last moments on stage were a 10 minute solo mandolin piece that convinced me of his skills.
I guess there is no point in my last comments as anyone who played with Lester and Earle at 6 yrs of age clearly is one talented mofo....
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