We posted about the Ricky Skaggs signature Master Model F5 mandolin when it was announced at IBMA ’06, and again when it first appeared on Gibson’s web site.
The mandolin is being officially introduced this week at the Winter NAMM show, and Gibson has released a short online video of Ricky playing, and talking about the new signature model. It is officially known as the Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model, and is closely modeled on his 1923 Lloyd Loar F5.
The video can be found now on a special NAMM show page on Gibson’s site. If that page is removed after the show, the video may make its way to Gibson’s YouTube page.