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A connection with a successful artist gives any instrument a special appeal. Our current mandolin inventory features these fine instruments, whose quality is attested to by such artists as Bill Monroe, Bobby Osborne and the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble:

MF7233 Gibson Bill Monroe F-5, 1993, EXF, one of a few presented by Gibson to Bill Monroe, interior label signed by Bill Monroe, opposite label dated October 4, 1993, signed by Gibson engineer Phil Brug, personally used by Monroe on some shows, provided with letter from Dana Cupp (Monroe's last banjo player), leather rawhide shoelace strap installed personally by Monroe, OHC......SOLD

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MF7165 Gibson F-7, , 1937, EXC, replica pickguard (original with slight deterioration included with instrument), fleur de lis peghead inlay (exactly like Bill Monroe's used with the Monroe Brothers), redline OHC......$15,000

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MF7213 Gilchrist 5C, 1996, EXF, spectacular curly maple neck, back, and sides, natural finish, part of a "classical" quartet commissioned by the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, formerly owned and used by Fred Carpenter and Walter Carter, HC......SOLD

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MF7200 Gibson F-5L Bill Monroe,1992, M with warranty paper, limited edition number 35 of 200, interior label signed by Bill Monroe, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back, and sides, heavy duty vintage replica OHC with special limited edition brass plaque on inside of lid......$12,500

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Also check out these Gibson F-5s made for and signed by Bobby Osborne...

MF7231 Gibson F-5 Custom, 1993, EXF with papers, interior label signed by Bobby Osborne, signature label by Steve Carlson dated September 1, 1993, flowerpot peghead inlay, pearl truss rod cover engraved "Custom", original jumbo frets as specified by Osborne, attractive two-piece top, OHC......$6,500

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MF7232 Gibson F-5 Custom, 1994, EXF with papers, interior label signed by Bobby Osborne, signature label signed by Bruce Weber dated April 11, 1994, fern peghead inlay, jumbo frets as specified by Osborne, pearl truss rod cover engraved "Custom", highly figured two-piece back, OHC......$6,250

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