The Altman F-5 Mandolin

The flagship Altman mandolin is a handmade work of art. Every mandolin is carefully crafted from the finest tonewoods. The soundboard and back are hand-tuned for maximum power and balance, resulting in a mandolin that is loud, rich, and full from bottom to top.


Standard Appointments:
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Optional Selections:

  • Engelmann spruce soundboard
  • Wheel-less bridge
  • Flat, unradiused fingerboard
  • Jumbo frets
  • Genuine pearl tuning buttons
  • Burled walnut on back of headstock
  • Abbreviated 3-ply pickguard (walnut-maple-walnut)
  • Full size celluloid tortoise bound pickguard, Gibson-style

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Current pricing on Altman F-5 Mandolins:

  • F-5 Loar series: $19,950
  • Current wait time: 10 to 12 months
To order your custom hand-built mandolin, contact us here.

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