G5 Rigel Mandolin
For the musician incapable of escaping the lure (or the Loar...) of the indisputably traditional, now world-standard F5 body style, Rigel's "rescue" for the demanding conventionalist is its prized flagship G5. Neoclassic, and an authentic tribute to the legendary masterpiece instruments of yesteryear, the G5 is meticulously hand-carved with highly-figured eastern Rock maple back, sides and neck and Adirondack red spruce top.
The G5 is a blend of "then versus now," taking the best of vintage heritage and injecting prudent modernity; Rigel utilizes the traditional Florentine shape combined with the classic Rigel radiused sides and construction. Add to the eye-popping outside, the painstaking efforts inside the instruments, hours of astute labor, and expert craftsmanship to yield a tone that rivals today�s premier world-class builders.
Expensive? Well of course! ...but for the mandolinist seeking the ultimate in engineering finesse and a fretboard feel second to none, one need look no further than the G5.
With a voice of unequaled tone, balance and power, every Rigel G5 is an exceptional, handcrafted instrument that will bring many years of enjoyment and pride. Ebony fingerboard and master-grade, ebony adjustable bridge with gold or nickel Grover tuners and Rigel's wonderful tailpiece.
Each individual G5 is a work of art that is exceptionally well balanced and responsive to a multitude of playing styles.
- signature Rigel radius (curved) sides
- maple neck with graphite reinforced rod
- radiused ebony fingerboard
- gold Grover tuners and Rigel tailpiece
- abalone block-pattern inlays
- no-fuss internal piezo (plug and play!)
- hardshell case
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