Category Archive: Mandolins

(NEW) MT2-O Collings Oval Hole Mandolin, Creme Finish Adirondack Top over Burgundy Flame Maple – $3,960

(NEW) Wow!  Quite possibly the prettiest instrument in the shop right now – or ANY other shop!  We sell over forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit wiser 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… This then is *another* fabulous custom MT2 – this one an OVAL hole

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SOLD – (Vintage) Circa 1920’s Lyon & Healy Washburn (Chicago) Style B 2-point Mandolin – Birdseye Maple – SOLD

(USED) Here we have a very nice 20s Lyon & Healy Style B mandolin. These instruments are highly sought after by classical players for their sweet and full tone. This mandolin is in excellent condition and has some fine birdseye maple for the back,and a tight straight grain spruce for the top. The original tailpiece cover, tuners and pick guard are

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(USED) Collings MT-L (left-handed) MT Mandolin, Gloss Top, Sunburst – $1,975

(USED) Looking out for the Lefties!  Collings MT mandolin – Another beautiful sunburst MT-L – with tortoise top binding and gloss top – this one for a LEFT HANDED PLAYER. Very nice Pro-quality “A” model mandolin, music to the eyes AND ears of your favorite southpaw… Collings MT-L Serial #2537  Excellent condition, with just a few light scratches and brush marks. It lmost passes for “new”. Buy this

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(Vintage) 1922 Gibson A Model Snakehead – $2,750

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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(NEW) Collings MT-2 mandola, Adirondack spruce, Cream-top, with ivoroid pick guard – $4,230

(NEW) Collings MT2 mandola. This one with the beautiful translucent cream colored top over Adirondack spruce and an incredibly fine burgundy finish flamed maple back and other classic appointments including ivoroid binding, ivoroid pick guard, nickel hardware (tailpiece and tuners), and that famous Collings fit, finish, and chest-rumbling voice.  It is simply magnificent! Serial # 3595 List Price: $4,700… AMW Price: $4,230

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(NEW) Collings Designed, Vintage-Style Mandolin Case – $765

(NEW) From the mind and workshop of Bill Collings, whose constant pursuit of quality infinitely amazes us! You’ve heard about these… the Collings case, designed and manufactured one at a time in the Collings shop. These vintage-inspired cases are lighter weight, more rigid and offer a better fit than their modern counterparts. Understated good looks, with only two latches (and

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(NEW) Collings MF-5, Blonde – $7,425

(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 blonde MF5 features a highly figured sugar maple back and ADIRONDACK spruce top, standard (1 and 1/8″) nut, IVOROID bindings, and gold hardware. It’s a thing of beauty, with just the right

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SOLD (NEW) Collings MF, Blonde, Gloss Top, Ivoroid Binding – SOLD

(NEW) – Affordable luxury. The clean lines of a BLONDE Collings MF mandolin with gloss top, ivoroid binding, gorgeous tight highly flamed maple back – this one with the standard (1 and 1/8″) nut width. The mandolin has that perfect playability, a great chop and the popping trebles that Collings is known for. Adirondack spruce top, sugar maple back and sides.

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(NOS, MINT) Breedlove Alpine, High End Mandolin – $2,550

(NOS) In Stock – Master Class fancy A style mandolin designed (and signed) by Kim Breedlove, with their teardrop body shape highly figured solid maple back and sides, carved solid spruce top with F-holes, ebony fingerboard with abalone “Alpine” inlay, ebony Loar style bridge and peghead overlay, ivoroid bound neck, headstock and body, gold Schaller tuners with white pearloid buttons, gold

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(NEW) Collings MT-2, Italian Spruce, Creme finish over burgundy – $3,622

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.. We’ve gotten great satisfaction from our relationship with Collings. Here is a gorgeous MT2 with

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings MT-2 Italian Spruce, Wide nut, Creme finish over burgundy! – 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.. We’ve gotten great satisfaction from our relationship with Collings. Here is a gorgeous MT2 with

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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) 40th Anniversary Stiver F Model Mandolin, with Rare Salvaged Woods! – $6,450 (SOLD)

(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, now that we are 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

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(NEW) Collings MT-2 Sunburst – $3,555

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 gorgeous MT2 in Sunburst with woods personally selected by us – with a nice pillowy back of

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