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Franzke A-5 Commemorative Mandolin #100 2019

Franzke K-5 Mandolin, made in 2019 #100
Engelmann spruce 
Maple back and sides
Maple neck with center laminations 
Carbon fiber neck reinforcement
Schaller Grand Tune tuners
Pearloid headstock and fretboard
James gold engraved tailpiece
Gloss nitro lacquer finish
Ebony, bone topped bridge
Mother-of-pearl nut
Crossrock brown Hardshell Case


Built in 2019 as a showpiece by Mark Franzke in Prairie Village, Kansas to commemorate the 100th instrument built. A unique one-of-a-kind mandolin, patterned similar to the KayKraft mandolin, but using typical F-5 mandolin bracing and dimensions. White top with gold glitter inlayed into the pearloid headstock, pickguard and around the top and on the fretboard. Pearloid binding with side rope-style purfling around the sides. Decorative center neck laminations, and fixed twin carbon fiber neck reinforcement for stiffness and sustain.