"I first sampled a Summit A-100S and F-100S for The Podium music store in Minneapolis. I liked enough to bring them into the store, but was content with my Weber Yellowstone I had played for several years. After a couple months of hanging in the store, I was amazed at how well these Summits had improved. They had opened up immensely, both in tone and reasponse. I traded in my Weber for a Summit F-100. Since, I have been growing more fond of it. It is my main performance instrument, and I have even perfered it as a recording instrument over my vintage Gibson F-4. It's tone and playability is comparable to the finest mandolins I have played, at a very reasonable price. I believe this mandolin will serve me well for years, with all my eclectic musical ventures."
Summit F100S, Serial Number 334, dated July 2006