Category Archive: Mandolins

(USED, MINT) Collings MT-L, Left-Handed, Dark Sunburst – $2,250

(USED, MINT) We haven’t forgotten about you, southpaws!  Up for grabs is this wonderful 2013 MT-L from the fine folks at Collings Guitars & Mandolins in Austin, TX.  Both a deal and a steal, this instrument has just had one too many birthdays since it’s been in our store… time to find it a great new home! Satin finish Maple

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(USED, MINT) Collings MT2, Tangerine Burst, One-Piece Back – $3,575

(USED, MINT) Absolutely beautiful MT2 from our friends at Collings!  Stunning 1-piece quilted sugar maple back with distinctive tangerine sunburst.  Adirondack spruce top, satin finish Waverly tuners and Collings tailpiece.  Tortoise bindings and ebony tuner buttons add contrast and complete the look.  A shop favorite! Standard 1 1/8″ nut width.  Comes with TKL case. This instrument is NOS and is

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(NEW) Collings MF, Gloss Top, Ivoroid Binding, Sunburst – $4,230

(NEW) Just arrived, a lovely gloss top MF with silky-smooth satin finish on the back and sides.  We stock dozens of Collings mandolins, and this one is another winner, with a chime-y yet throaty voice and even response up and down the neck. The Collings MF has a carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, and we’ve upgraded

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(Just Arrived) Phoenix Neo-Classical Mandolin – Our Favorite! – $3,250

(NEW) We are HUGE fans of this model – as we are of all Phoenix mandolins, but we have to confess a special affection for this lightly braced and lightly crafted  model. For our mandolin orchestra types and those of Celtic influence…..the charming and visceral NeoClassical Phoenix… This model is designed for light gauge strings (comes with Thomastik 154-K) and responds to a very

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(NEW) Collings MF, Gloss Top, Sunburst, Wide Nut – $4,950

(NEW) We sure like our Collings mandolins here at AMW, and we sell more than just about any other shop. We choose our own wood and we pat our own backs. We’ve sold hundreds of them now and we know what to expect. We expect great sound, perfect workmanship, great tuning stability, buttery-perfect fretwork and dead-on intonation. We expect it and we get it.

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(NEW) Collings MF5-Varnish, Custom, Fern Inlay, Waverly Tuners – $10,350

(NEW) We sell more than thirty Collings mandolins each year (48 in 2013!!) and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument. This custom dark sunburst MF5 features a highly flamed and figured Sugar maple back and ADIRONDACK spruce top, with gold abalone FERN INLAY (!) standard (1 and 1/8″) nut, IVOROID bindings, GOLD Waverly tuners with pearl knobs, and gold Collings tailpiece. What the heck is it? Oh, just another off-the-charts fine,

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(NEW) Collings MF Deluxe, Merlot – $5,625

(NEW) We sell more than thirty Collings mandolins each year (48 in 2013!!) and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument.  We choose our own wood and we pat our own backs. This gorgeous merlot MF Deluxe features a highly figured satin finish sugar maple back and a gloss finish ADIRONDACK spruce top, standard (1 and 1/8″) nut, IVOROID bindings and tuner knobs and ebony pick

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(USED) June F-5 Mandolin – $2,950

(USED) June F-5 mandolin. June mandolins and guitars are handcrafted by Walter Johnson in Campobello, South Carolina. This particular F-5 (his #39) left the shop in early 2013. According to the build sheet (included with instrument) its specs are as follows: Old growth Adirondack spruce top parallel tone bar bravcing birdseye maple 3-piece neck with cocobolo center strip birdseye maple

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ON HOLD – (USED) (2005) Pomeroy Mandolin – F5 Standard – ON HOLD

(USED) This is a used (10 years old) Pomeroy F-5 by Don Paine. it has Don’s standard deep “V” vintage Gibson neck profile (1 and 3/16″ wide radiused fretboard) and a light honey-burst finish with a real nice one piece back!) This warm sounding mandolin has been played in the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra for most of its life. The bone saddle has added

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ON HOLD – (USED) (2009) Collings MT2-V (Varnish) Mandolin, Wide Nut, Great Sound! – $3,600 – ON HOLD

(USED) Collings MT-2V VARNISH mandolin – This clean second-hand ADIRONDACK SPRUCE spruce topped MT-2 has the added appeal of the wide (1 and 3/16″) nut width and the tonal advantage of the thin varnish finish. Here is what Collings says about VARNISH: ***How does a varnish finish compare to a lacquer finish? Varnish is a softer and therefore more flexible finish material. While there are subtle tonal advantages

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(NEW) Stiver 40th Anniversary Model F-style Mandolin, Exotic Salvaged Woods – $6,450

(NEW) Without reservation, we express our long-standing reverence for Stiver mandolins. They are among the finest in the world,  and we get excited whenever we get our hands on one. Imagine our excitement, then, when we were able, exclusively, to offer the 40th Anniversary Stiver mandolin. When Lou Stiver and I discussed the idea for his 40th Anniversary mandolins, we couldn’t think of a lot of changes, since

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SOLD – (USED) Rigel A+ Deluxe Mandolin, Dark Sunburst – SOLD

(USED) Pre-owned EC++, tobacco sunburst finish, sleek A body with rounded contours, carved spruce top, tuned f-holes, carved one-piece maple back and sides, bolt-on maple neck, radiused ebony fretboard, dot inlays, 22 frets, scooped fretboard extension, adjustable ebony bridge. logo engraved on tailpiece, 4-on-a-plate tuners with pearloid buttons, factory transducer pickup, gold hardware, 1-3/16″ nut, 14″ scale. Nice mando! Used

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(USED) Breedlove McKenzie Mandolin, With Arm Rest – $2,950

(USED) Just in on consignment, we’ve got a distinctive McKenzie model from Breedlove. This one is in VG+ condition, with some light pick marks on the guard, a few faint swirls on the top and a bit of fret wear under the A course. These mandolins have Sitka spruce tops and flame maple backs and sides, and a roomy nut

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(NEW) Collings MT2 Mandolin, Italian Spruce over Flame Sugar Maple, Wide Nut! – $3,757

JUST ARRIVED  – MORE GOOD WOOD!! We sell about forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument.  We pick our own wood, and we pat our own backs, and we’ve got a sharp eye for the good stuff… Here is a custom MT2 in Honey Amber with woods personally selected by us – with a figured back of

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SOLD -(NEW) Collings MF5-V mandolin, Italian Spruce over Birdseye Maple, Waverly tuners, James tailpiece – VARNISH – SOLD

(NEW) We sell more than thirty Collings mandolins each year (48 in 2013!!) and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument. We travel to Austin and we select our own woods. We spied this SPECTACULAR block of Birdseye Maple on a recent visit, large enough to yield a one-piece back, and we could only imagine how gorgeous it would be

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