Funston Custom Guitars
President Carter Legacy Collection
In celebration of the 96th birthday of President Jimmy Carter, the F5 and A5 mandolins shown below were hand-made by Bernard W. Funston at the request of World Tree using Empress wood (Paulownia) harvested from trees grown on President Carter’s property in Plains, Georgia.

Sierra Hull played the F5 mandolin in Nashville in September 2020 in a virtual concert for President Carter's 96th birthday. The nine instruments in the collection were sold at auction in the USA in September 2021 with the proceeds going to Farm Aid and Boy and Girls Club of Albany, GA, at the request of President Carter.