View Full Version : Tom Ellis & Mandolin in 1977

May-27-2006, 11:02pm
I was going through an old photo album from my college days, and ran across this photo of Tom Ellis and his brand new F5 at the 6th Annual National Flatpicking Championship in Winfield, Kansas, September 1977.

The mandolin was brand new, just completed by Tom, and it was only the second mandolin he had ever made (and the first F5 Style). It had a top that was stained black.

I contacted him the other day and sent a copy of the photo, and he said he still has this mandolin.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums....77b.jpg (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/nomadboy/tomellismandolin1977b.jpg)

May-27-2006, 11:19pm
New to this; try to post photo againhttp://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y66/nomadboy/tomellismandolin1977b.jpg