Morgan Monroe produced a limited run (we hear there were 20 made, but this was not confirmed) of this hand carved F-model with a brushed varnish finish. There was a lot of interest and they have decided to make more. First and foremost, this mandolin is not for everyone. Some players will love the look, some will hate it. It is very rough. The final detail sanding was not done. The finish is brushed on and left at that. No attempt was made to make this look good. That said, there is something attractive about it.
Regardless of what you think about the look of this model, we can't imagine anyone disagreeing that this is the very best sounding Morgan Monroe mandolin ever made. There is a noticeable volume increase and depth to the tone that is not found in any of the other models. Part of this is the nearly nonexistent finish, but there is also something going on with the carving of the top and back.
We did our typical bridge modifications/refitting, complete fret job and setup. What good is improved tone, if the mandolin doesn't play great?
The mandolin is made from solid woods throughout. The top is spruce, the back, sides and neck are all flamed maple. The fingerboard and bridge are ebony. There is a cast tailpiece.
Includes a wooden hardshell case and lifetime warranty.
Learn about the additional work performed on this mandolin.
Mandolin Setup - (performed by Folkmusician)
Click the link below to read about our mandolin setup.