An “F5-T” is built like my top-of-the-line “F5-S”, except it features single ply binding and less flame in the Canadian maple. Neither of these specs negatively affected the “F5-T”s great voicing. They just helped make the price more affordable!

NEW for 2014:
Nickel Hardware & Black Tuner Buttons

List price $1200.
Price includes a “Tweed” Arched Top Hardshell Case

“F5-T” model features:

  • Solid Carved European Spruce Top
  • Solid Carved Maple Back
  • Solid Canadian Maple Sides
  • Solid Canadian Maple Neck
  • Vintage Profile Tone-Bar Bracing
  • Dot Fretboard Inlays
  • Unique Headstock Decor
  • Single-ply Ivory Binding
  • Genuine Bone Corners
  • Genuine Bone Nut
  • Nickel Tuners + Black Buttons
  • .080″ Frets
  • Radiused Ebony Fretboard
  • Radiused Ebony Adjustable Bridge
  • Ebony End Pin
  • Nickel Hardware
  • Adjustable Dual-Action Truss-Rod
  • Traditional Tailpiece
  • D’Addario “J-74″ strings
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Sunburst -or- Black-Top
  • Gloss Finish

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Voicing, fit, finish, & detail work on all “JBovier” models equal or surpass other famous mandolin brands in much higher price-ranges.