Flatiron A5 artist A-style mandolin in excellent+ condition. Built 1988.
Sitka top with flame maple back and sides. Ebony fingerboard.
X-braced construction. Made in Bozeman, signed by Dennis Balian.
This mandolin is in exceptional condition for its age. We found one tiny (1/4") ding on the side, otherwise body is free of scratches, dents, etc. Some wear to gold tailpiece cover. Structurally in perfect shape with no prior repairs.
Fully set up here at Avenue Guitars. Frets at nearly 100%. Plays very well.
Tonally this A5 Artist very loud and open. It has a full, complex voice and great sustain.
Includes original shaped hardshell case in very good condition.