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    Default A new design F5 from Freedman Mandolins

    Here is my recently complete new design FW5 mandolin, with red spruce top figured maple back and sides and radiused rosewood fretboard. Being played again by great local player Simon Dunson.


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    Default Re: A new design F5 from Freedman Mandolins

    It has a wonderful tone, but other than a slightly elongated scroll, what’s new about the design?
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    Default Re: A new design F5 from Freedman Mandolins

    Actually, amazing tone!!!
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    Default Re: A new design F5 from Freedman Mandolins

    Agree , can't see the new design !
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    Headstock, and minimized points, as well as F-holes. And aside from all that, new to me! But thanks for watching, hope you enjoyed it

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    Default Re: A new design F5 from Freedman Mandolins

    Great tone.

    What is the tune you are playing?
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    Default Re: A new design F5 from Freedman Mandolins

    Quote Originally Posted by mandobassman View Post
    Actually, amazing tone!!!
    I agree - that is a beautiful tone!

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