Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed MM mandolin #13 — these are few and far between!
- Hand Carved Solid Red Spruce top
- Hand Carved Solid Hard Eastern Flamed Maple back, sides, and neck.
- Mammoth Ivory Nut
- Ebony extended/Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlay with medium fretwire
- 1923 Reproduction Flowerpot Headstock Inlay Distressed
- Radiused Dovetail Joint
- Thin “speed” neck
- Embroidered case cover
- Limited production of 30
The result of over a year of close development with the legendary musician, this signature model mandolin is closely based on Ricky’s 1923 Lloyd Loar F-5—an instrument revered for its tone and playability. The light Cremona Sunburst finish gracefully accents the premium, red spruce top and maple back and sides. With a tap-tuned top for crisp chops and articulate lines, exquisite binding and headstock inlay, and a comfortable “speedneck” profile—an exact replica of Ricky’s F-5—the Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model represents the finest in quality and craftsmanship.