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Bill Monroe's famous F5 Mandolin || This is the iconic instrument that Bill composed almost all of his tunes on. Famously vandalized 11/13/1985 by a jilted paramour, the splinters of this mandolin were re-assembled by Charlie Derrington in the most famous repair job in mandolin history. On 9/13/2005, Ricky Skaggs played it at a tribute to Monroe in Nasvhille. Philanthropst Bob McLean made it possible for the Country Music Hall of Fame to put it on permanent display in their collections.