As many are now aware, the new exciting Jam Master Series mandolins from Gibson are taking the mandolin community by storm… This value instrument experiences the same hands on craftsmanship and attention to detail that the most expensive Gibson mandolin receives.
Here is one of the several highly skilled operators level sanding the finish on a Jam Master Standard F-style Mandolin.
Legendary New Grass pioneer Sam Bush came by the Gibson Original Acoustic Instrument facility at Opry Mills here in Nashville, Tenn., today to check out the latest batch of Sam’s signature Gibson Sam Bush ’34 Fern mandolins. Playing and carefully reviewing each mandolin, Sam is pictured here with Mandolin Supervisor David Harvey and the latest Sam Bush mandolin to be approved by Sam.
For all of you Gibson vintage instrument fans who love the early 1900s Gibson mandolin orchestra instruments, there is a golden opportunity to see and hear these legendary instruments at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, May 1st at the Fiddle & Pick event in Pegram, Tenn
Among the numerous instruments that will be in attendance will be two Loar-signed instruments: ’24 F5 mandolin and an H5 mandola. Also in attendance will be Tim May’s 14-piece matching collection, which is extraordinarily rare and impressive. David Harvey will also have many of his personally owned instruments there as well. Included will be a K4 mandicello, H4 mandola, F4s, F2, A4s, A3 and a very rare Style O guitar and Style U harp guitar.
David and Tim deftly take you through the instruments by providing some detail about each instrument, sharing insight into some of the early Gibson history and masterfully playing each instrument with a set of material that is truly awe inspiring.
Also in attendance will be some of the current Gibson Original offerings including the Sam Bush ’34 Fern
, the 75th Anniversary F-10 mandolin
and an F4-Hybrid.