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    Default Engleman Ellis F5 at Gruhn

    Was wondering if any of you Nashvillains (or visitors) have gotten a chance to play that amazing looking Engleman Ellis F5 at Gruhn's? I don't believe Tom usually builds with Engleman so I was curious as to the tonal qualities it has. Sure is a clean and amazing-looking mandolin...

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    Default Re: Engleman Ellis F5 at Gruhn

    the top is Red Spruce not Engleman, back & sides western bigleaf maple
    Tom H. Ellis
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    Default Re: Engleman Ellis F5 at Gruhn

    Holy cow, that is a beautiful instrument.
    Love the woods used.
    Stunning top and back.

    It is listed on their website as having an Engelmann top.
    Must just be a mistake on Gruhn's side.
    https://guitars.com/inventory/mf9100-2015-ellis-f-5
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    Default Re: Engleman Ellis F5 at Gruhn

    Quote Originally Posted by ellisppi View Post
    the top is Red Spruce not Engleman, back & sides western bigleaf maple
    Thanks for the clarification Tom... the builder should know!

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    Default Re: Engleman Ellis F5 at Gruhn

    Can you really trust the builder?

    The silking on that top is stunning.

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    Default Re: Engleman Ellis F5 at Gruhn

    Wow, that is absolutely amazing! Can't figure out if I love the top or the back more.
    A quarter tone flat and a half a beat behind.

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    Figured top and back.
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