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2004 Paul Duff X-Braced F5 w/Presto Case & Free Delivery

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This is a really good Paul Duff F5 with the big, loud, wide-open sound that comes from years of serious play. We acquired this one just after the previous owner had the mandolin's French-polish, varnish finish cleaned and "rejuvenated" looks terrific, with just the "right" amount of smooth, honest play-wear.

The mandolin is made of fancy Sugar Maple, with a Red Spruce top and it has the classic Duff sunburst finish. It has a 1 & 1/8" nut width and a comfortable, soft, V-shaped neck profile. Upon receipt, we decided to make sure this mandolin's play-ability matched its' great sound and "cosmetics", so we upgraded this one to "as new" playing condition by adding the following:

* New Waverly Tuners, Bright Nickel w/Ivoroid Buttons
* New Duff-engraved, Bill James Nickel Tailpiece
* Planed and radiused the fret board (modest radius)
* Installed new nickel silver frets, Jescar FW43080
* Installed a new pearl nut
* Installed a new Cumberland Acoustic full-contact bridge
* Scooped the fret-board extension.

This is a professional grade mandolin and case combination that's ready to go.... it needs nothing. This mandolin has lots of volume (it's LOUD), well-developed tone, perfect intonation and is strong up and down the neck, on all four pairs of strings. Play this one as hard as you like, it will not get "thin" or "wispy" will not disappoint. "Click" on the above link for telephone/email information and give us a call with your questions; we have additional pictures for serious buyers. PRICED AT $6,500.00, including a PRESTO CASE and FREE DELIVERY in the CONUS.