Category Archive: Mandolins

(NEW) Stiver F Model Mandolin, Custom with Torrefied Red Spruce, Flowerpot Inlay – SOLD

(NEW) We are big fans of Stiver mandolins. Big fans. They are among the finest instruments in the world, and we get excited whenever we get our hands on one.There is no more HONEST mandolin being made today as they are, one at a time, by hand, by our good friend Lou Stiver in central Pennsylvania. Since the 500 or so Stiver mandolins out there pretty much speak for

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

Just Arrived – (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

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings MT2 Custom Engelmann Spruce over Flame Sugar Maple, Tortoise Bindings, Collings Case – SOLD

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 dark sunburst with woods personally selected by us – with a figured back of

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(NEW) Collings MT Mandolin, Base Model, with Wide 1 and 3/16″ Nut – $2,700

(NEW) MORE GOOD WOOD!! This is a basic satin finish Collings MT– with nicely flamed Sugar maple and and Engelmann spruce top. We ordered this one with the wider (1 and 3/16″) nut width for those who are so inclined… Serial # 3790 MSRP $3,000… AMW Price: $2,700 Buy an MT mandolin and YOU can sound like Kym Warner of the Greencards:  

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(NEW) Collings MT Mandolin, Creme Top, Gloss Top, Ivoroid Binding, Engelmann – $2,835

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. This then is *another* Collings MT– with nicely flamed Sugar maple and and Engelmann spruce top. The gloss-top creme finish on the Engelmann spruce is stunning. Then we’ve got IVOROID binding, nickel tuners with ivoroid knobs, Collings tailpiece, and a subtle burgundy stain on

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(NEW) Eastman MD-305 A-model mandolin – $479

This is our standard “student” grade mandolin here at AMW for our busy mandolin teaching studio. we generally order them a dozen at a time from Eastman, and the model has served us well. We recommend it highly. We set them up with low action for easy playability. MD305  Individually hand-built using traditional materials & “Old World” craftsmanship. Solid Spruce

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(NEW) Eastman MD-415 GD Gold Top Mandolin – Nice! – $795

(NEW) The Eastman mandolins have been a mainstay for student to intermediate players here at AMW for close to twenty years now. We’ve started DOZENS and DOZENS of students here on the venerable MD-305 model. One of the nicest instruments we’ve seen from Eastman is this one – the new MD-415 GD in GOLD! It is an F-model mandolin with MAHOGANY back

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(NEW) Custom Stiver F model, Torrefied Carpathian Spruce! – fern inlay – fantastic – $5,500

(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.There is no more HONEST mandolin being made today as they are, one at a time, by hand, in Mr. Stiver’s Polk, PA workshop. Since the 500 or so Stiver mandolins out there pretty

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(NEW) Collings MT-L, Left-Handed, Dark Sunburst – $2,565

(NEW) We haven’t forgotten about you, southpaws!  Up for grabs is this wonderful  MT-L from the fine folks at Collings Guitars & Mandolins in Austin, TX.  Because it’s always hard to predict when a southpaw will call, this instrument has been here for a while in our store… time to find it a great new home! Satin finish Maple back

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ON HOLD – (NEW) Collings MF, Gloss Top, Ivoroid Binding, Sunburst – $4,815 (ON HOLD)

(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 very even response up and down the neck. The Collings MF has a carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, and we’ve

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SOLD – Phoenix Neo-Classical Mandolin – Our Favorite Phoenix! – $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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