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Great sounding F5 from Barry Kratzer. No issues whatsoever. Setup is spot on, no fret wear. Nothing more than a few light surface swirls. Strong bluegrass punch. 1 1/16" nut, slight radius. Very comfortable rounded V neck profile. Handsome charcoal portrait of Bill Monroe on the back makes this a truly unique instrument.
I've included a link to Bulldog #41 "The Palm" being played by Vince Bullins. I also owned #41 and it is nearly identical in feel and sound to "Ole Bill". You couldn't tell them apart in sound or feel if you were blindfolded. Hope this gives you a decent idea of the sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDHADLa-XmI. Also, click on the picture or "Additional Information" for more photos.
$2,600 shipped and insured, HSC included. 48 hr. return. Let me know if you have any questions.