Category Archive: Mandolins

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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SOLD – (NOS, MINT) Breedlove Alpine, High End Mandolin – SOLD

(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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SOLD – (NEW) Collings MT-2 Sunburst – 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 gorgeous MT2 in Sunburst with woods personally selected by us – with a nice pillowy back of

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SOLD – (NEW) National Resophonic RM-1 reso-mandolin, maple with Hot-Plate electronics! – SOLD

(NEW) A very popular model for us – and difficult to keep in stock. Often sold before they arrive – here’s your chance to join the party! Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now? National Resophonic Maple body Resonator mandolin with Retro steampunk parts. This one has the optional Hot Plate electronics added!  Put some “turn it up” into your

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(NEW) Collings MT-2 custom mandolin, Birdseye maple, Italian spruce! – $3,935

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 voluptuous figured back of

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SOLD – (NEW) Standard Stiver F Model Mandolin – $4,950 (SOLD)

(NEW) We’ve ordered a standard Stiver F model for store stock. This will not have the special 40th Anniversary model features and select woods (no pick guard or special purfling, standard grade woods) but will have the same great sound! It features solid curly maple sides and hand-carved back and neck. Solid hand carved Red spruce top. Bound peghead with Stiver

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SOLD – (NEW) Collings MT-2 Mandolin Engelmann Spruce over Birdseye Maple – 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… Our absolute favorite configuration (your mileage may vary) after handling hundreds of these mandolins is

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SOLD – (NEW) 40th Anniversary Stiver F Model Mandolin, Salvaged Maple, Rare Woods, One-Piece Back – 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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SOLD – (USED) (2013) Collings MT2-V VARNISH A-model mandolin, wide-nut, fine! – SOLD

(USED) Collings MT-2V VARNISH mandolin – This extremely clean and classic ADIRONDACK SPRUCE spruce topped MT-2 – with the added appeal of the wide (1 and 3/16″) nut width and superb sound of a 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

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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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