Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

  1. #1

  2. #2

    Default Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    OK, IBMA attendees, we need a full report on these.
    the billyhawks http://www.thebillyhawks.com

    Original Melodies for Mandolin, Mandola & Mandocello
    http://www.HillbillyChamberMusic.com

  3. #3
    Registered User geoffa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    41

    Default Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    There are some photos and videos of these on the Ellis Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ellismandolins/

    I look forward to hearing in-person impressions and thoughts!
    Last edited by geoffa; Sep-24-2018 at 8:17pm.
    2016 Rattlesnake F5
    2018 Ellis A5 Deluxe

  4. #4

    Default

    Tom has only added fuel to my dreams. If I'm ever in a position to order one, I'd ask for it without the pickguard that I feel obscures too much beautiful mandolin.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    2,649

    Default

    I have an Ellis F5 that Tom built for me three years ago and it is fantastic ! If you ever have the chance, visit Tom at his business ! Make a reservation first ! Also, ask Tom to show you his photography work as he is an excellent photographer !

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    419

    Default

    Oh no!!! I have not had MAS for a very long time but that one visually speaks to me! I can’t wait to hear how it sounds!

  7. #7
    Registered User CWRoyds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    San Rafael, Ca
    Posts
    493

    Default Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    I have to say, Ellis might be my favorite builder.
    His mandolins are just so beautiful, and the sound is exactly what I desire in a mandolin.
    Some day.
    Mandolins: Northfield 5-Bar Artist Model "Old Dog", J Bovier F5 Special, Gibson A-00 (1940)
    Fiddles: 1920s Strad copy, 1930s Strad copy, Liu Xi T20, Liu Xi T19+ Dark.
    Guitars: Taylor 514c (1995), Gibson Southern Jumbo (1940s), Gibson L-48 (1940s), Les Paul Custom (1978), Fender Strat (Black/RWFB) (1984), Fender Strat (Candy Apple Red/MFB) (1985).
    Sitars: Hiren Roy KP (1980s), Naskar (1970s), Naskar (1960s).
    Misc: 8 Course Lute (L.K.Brown)

  8. The following members say thank you to CWRoyds for this post:


  9. #8
    Summit County, Colorado
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Summit County, Colorado
    Posts
    74

    Default

    Went to Carter Vintage last week just to look.
    Went back the next day and bought an Ellis two point that had captured me.

  10. #9

    Smile Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    Hi Ron. I would agree with that about no pick guard but I'd also say to have a shorter fingerboard extension. I just don't get this 'keeping with tradition' and making fingerboard extensions like a Loar when most players don't like them at all. Scoop or better still short is great and if any traditionalists feel it is 'not right' then so what. Make it for the majority of players who dislike extensions.

    I was all set to buy a Gibson F5L recently at Tamco in Ukand went down but the fingerboard extension giving pick click was so annoying that I didn't buy it. I could have scooped it myself I suppose but it is a long extension and a long scoop looks awful.

  11. #10
    Registered User Cathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    The Ellis pickguard is held in with pins. It is easily removed with a little wiggle and pull.
    Cathy Pelosi

    Precision Pearl Inc.
    Ellis Mandolins
    Pava Mandolins

  12. #11

    Default Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    I think I got that one Jimmy, I love it, you pretty soon forget about the extension after playing it for a while.

    For the record it was imported into the UK brand new in 1990, I bought it 3 months ago, I'm the second owner, it came to me in virtually unplayed condition.


    Dave H
    Eastman 615 mandolin
    Eastman 615 mandola
    2011 Weber Bitteroot A5
    2012 Weber Bitteroot F5
    Eastman MD 915V
    Gibson F9
    2016 Capek ' Bob ' standard scale tenor banjo
    Ibanez Artist 5 string
    2001 Paul Shippey oval hole

  13. #12

    Default Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    BTW thanks to Ivan Kelsall for the head up.

    Dave H
    Eastman 615 mandolin
    Eastman 615 mandola
    2011 Weber Bitteroot A5
    2012 Weber Bitteroot F5
    Eastman MD 915V
    Gibson F9
    2016 Capek ' Bob ' standard scale tenor banjo
    Ibanez Artist 5 string
    2001 Paul Shippey oval hole

  14. #13

    Default Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    Hi Dave. Yes I think Ivan told me afterwards that you got it. To be honest I was sitting there with it in my hands saying YEs/NO YES/No and decided to walk away.

    I have a Northfield BigMonF5 and think it is possibly the best one which ever came out of their factory but for years I had wanted a Gibson F5L or A5L and had advertised on Cafe etc for one. I check Tamco every day and jumped when I saw it. Trevor agreed to hold it for three days and I went down. My wife Carol was saying 'go and get it (lovely eh!) but in the end as you know, I didn't. I've had 7 F4s and I suppose I've got used to the extension on them but some days I regret not buying that mandolin. Looked fabulous.

    Enjoy.

    Cheers

    Jimmy

  15. #14

    Default Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    Just because I'm on the Ellis bandwagon at the moment, there are two of these in the classifieds right now!

    Music Emporium
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/131059#131059

    Mandolin Store
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/131378#131378

    Andy over at Music Emporium was nice enough to share high resolution photos for the Ellis Archive, that are definitely drool worthy.


    Ellis - F5 Tradition 2018 [View On Ruttlist]

    Scott R.
    -
    2017 Pava A5 Pro - Autumn Burst
    2006 Weber Bitterroot F5 Mahogany

    Want to list your instruments with galleries in your signature?
    Check out RuttList Instrument Archive to create your own galleries for free.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •