Category Archive: Other Mandolins

(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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(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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SOLD – (Vintage) 1922 Gibson A Model Snakehead – SOLD

Serial # 71270, FON 11753. The ‘Snakehead’ mandolins built by Gibson during Lloyd Loar’s tenancy at the company are widely considered to be the finest oval hole A-style instruments the company ever built. This 1922 Sheraton Brown example is in wonderful condition and beautifully preserved. It plays cleanly and well, and shows relatively little fretwear. No repairs, seam separations or structural

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SOLD – (USED) A. Lawrence Smart 2-Point Mandolin, Engelmann Spruce, Spirit Varnish, Waverly Tuners – Spectacular! – SOLD

(USED, 2012)  We are excited to get to handle this very fine handcrafted mandolin from the workshop of Lawrence Smart of Hailey, Idaho. This is his satin finish SPIRIT VARNISH two-point model made of beautifully figured sugar maple and topped with Engelmann spruce. The sound is spectacular.  The instrument is very well set up, with very strong tone and buckets of volume. It’s also decked out with the finest

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SOLD – (USED) Poe CF-3 two-point mandolin, spirit varnish, Waverly tuners – SOLD

(USED) (2011)  We are excited to get to handle this very fine handcrafted mandolin from the workshop of Andy Poe of Columbia, Missouri. This is his FRENCH POLISH SPIRIT VARNISH CF-3 two-point model made of nicely figured sugar maple and topped with Adirondack spruce. The instrument is very well set up, with rich and balanced tone and plenty of volume. It’s also decked out

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SOLD – (NEW) Stiver 40th Anniversary model, old salvaged Maple, one-piece back, Red Spruce, James tailpiece – SOLD

(NEW) Without reservation, we express our reverence for Stiver mandolins, we know they are among the finest in the world,  and we get excited whenever we get our hands on one.  Imagine our excitement, then, now that we are able, exclusively, to offer the 40th Anniversary Stiver mandolin. When Mr. Stiver and I discussed the idea for his 40th Anniversary mandolins, we couldn’t think

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(NEW) Calton mandolin cases! Fit A, F, and 2-point models, Orange – Call for availability

  If ORANGE is the new BLACK, we have your mandolin case!! (NEW) Calton cases are now being manufactured in Austin Texas by our pal Jon Green. The quality is back, and the wait is over. The cases are decidedly “European” now with all the Keith Calton improvements – including new latch hardware, bumpers and an RFID security chip. We currently have:

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(NEW) Calton Mandolin Cases – Fit A model, F model or 2-point Mandolins – $765

(NEW) Calton cases are now being manufactured in Austin Texas by our pal Jon Green. The quality is back, and the wait is over. The cases are decidedly “European” now with all the Keith Calton improvements – including new latch hardware, bumpers and an RFID security chip. Call for color availability. We usually have four or five in stock…..sometimes more…in assorted

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Summit Artist F model mandolin – $4,850

(NOS) Summit Artist model – top of the line deluxe X-braced professional quality (high gloss lacquer finish) curly maple mandolin. Ivoroid binding on top, back, neck, and headstock. Gold hardware, mother-of-pearl truss rod cover, abalone inlay, German (Schaller) tuners. Radiused fretboard. Englemann spruce top. Immaculate fit and finish. GREAT SOUND. Includes hard shell case. This has been in stock for some

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Kentucky KM-505 – $525

(NEW) *Excellent* intermediate model – All solid woods, dark brown finish, no pickguard, radiused fretboard, clearly a significant step up from student into a solid *intermediate* quality instrument. Better tuners, better hardware, better workmanship. These sound consistently good. We do a real nice setup on these. *REAL* nice mandolin for the price, really quite impressive for the price. List price

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