This recently made consignment Stan Miller F-5 (65) comes to us with few signs of use as a demonstration model. Stan Miller is well known up and down the west coast for his fine A and F model mandolins. I met Stan in 1979 when I became the permanent substitute bass player in his Nevada City based band, Cedar Hill. Stan was a fine bluegrass player and high tenor singer back then and was already recognized for his fine mandolin building, noted most prominently in a feature article in the “Mandolin World News”.
This instrument features slab cut Red maple neck, back and sides, Engelmann spruce top, Waverly tuners, Bill James tailpiece with “Miller” engraving, 1 3/32″ nut width, Slight fingerboard radius, and an abbreviated fingerboard extension. The feel is comfortably solid and the voice is responsive, with a very strong projective presence. I like this instrument very much, and I am sure that I will be wrecking a set of strings or two in the short time that it stays here in the shop! With Guardian hardshell case.
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