Stiver Mandolins - F5

Build Year: 1979
Serial: 10-78-025

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Early cremona finish F5

A fantastic example of Lou Stiver's early work when he was building in Akron Ohio. One of the instruments in the early batch when Lou tried to see if he could make a living by making mandolins.

This example has a recent refret, and a K&K twin pickup that exits through a pre-existing vintage jack.

Red Spruce Top
Two-Piece Curly Figured Maple Back
Cremona Sunburst Finish
Early Worm Over waverly style tuners with pearloid buttons
Ebony fingerboard with snowflake inlay
Ebony peghead veneer with fern inlay
Ebony bridge
Stiver engraved tailpiece cover, Gibson style tailpiece.

Acquired through Elderly Instruments in 2012.



This instrument ships with
D'Addario EJ74 Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings
Medium, 11-40
11-15-26-40
Another good choice
D'Addario EXP74 Coated Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings
Medium, 11-40
11-15-26-40

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Lou Stiver builds mandolins out of his home workshop in Polk, PA.

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