"I bought my Summit F100S Custom (#119) in July of 1997 (essentially) sight-unseen (I heard it played over the phone for about a minute). It was supposed to have been (at that time) one of the last two F's made, as Paul was off to run Gibson's mandolin world.
Its tone is so large and beautiful - it's a lot more instrument than I'm likely to ever fully exploit. Its workmanship is absolutely flawless. This mandolin has been an utter joy to possess. I wouldn't give it up for anything. It is everything I could have wanted and more."
Scott R. Shank
The Bluegrass Orphans
F100S Custom, Serial Number 119, dated July 1997