EPIPHONE Brings Back Their Firebird-Shaped Mandolin

Epiphone has just rolled out a handful of new bluegrass instruments. The Epiphone Bluegrass Collection includes the Earl Scruggs Golden Deluxe Banjo, Mastertone Bowtie Open Back Banjo, Mastertone Classic Banjo, F5G Mandolin, Mandobird, and the F-5 Studio Mandolin… but let’s talk about how cool it is that the Mandobird is back.


The Mandobird is exactly what you think it is – a mandolin with a Firebird shaped body. It features a Reverse Firebird-inspired solid Nato wood body, a bolt-on Mahogany neck with trapezoid inlays, a reverse Firebird style headstock with four Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, a top-mounted, string-through-body bridge, and an Epiphone Firebird pickup paired with master volume and tone controls.

“Banjos and mandolins are a huge part of the Gibson story, so it was very important to add this new Epiphone Inspired by Gibson range of truly excellent instruments that are accessible,” said Mat Koehler, Vice President of Product at Gibson. “We are proud that the legacy is alive and well in this collection, with unrivaled quality and undeniably premium features everywhere.”

Get it here for $399.99 alongside the rest of the line.

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