Category Archive: Mandolins

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) 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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SOLD – (NEW) Collings MT mandolin, Sunburst, Gloss-top, ivoroid binding, WIDE-NUT – 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. This then is *another* Collings MT– this one with good old Sugar maple and an Engelmann spruce top. The gloss-top sunburst finish on the Engelmann spruce is pretty as always. Then we’ve got IVOROID binding, nickel tuners with ivoroid knobs, Collings tailpiece, and the

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(NEW) Collings MT2 Tangerine Burst, Adirondack Top, with Pick guard – $3,690

(NEW) We’ve done it again. We have a knack for landing Collings’ sweetest mandolins, and we’ve done it again. We sell more than forty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument. We travelled to Collings to shop and chop for extraordinary maple and Adirondack and Engelmann spruce for the next couple o’ dozen *special*

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(SOLD) Collings MF5-V (Varnish) Birdseye Maple, Engelmann Spruce, Fern Inlay, Waverly tuners, James Tailpiece! – 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 our last visit, large enough to yield a one-piece back, and we could only imagine how gorgeous

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Collings MT Mandola, Sunburst, Satin – $2,970

(NEW) The MT Mandola from Collings. This one has an *Adirondack* spuce top and satin finish.  Standard model, with lovely flame maple back, and thin satin finish… Serial #2365 MSRP: $3,300 AMW Price: $2,970  

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(NEW) custom Collings MT2-O mandolin – Merlot finish with Italian Spruce top! – $3,960

JUST ARRIVED – MORE GOOD WOOD!! 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 in MERLOT – with a back of

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(NEW) Collings MT mandolin, standard model, satin-finish, tortoise binding – $2,565

(NEW) Collings MT mandolin – Another beautiful Engelmann spruce topped, Sugar maple backed MT. This is the STANDARD f-hole A model (satin lacquer finish, 1 and 1/8″ nut width, tortoise binding, compound radiused fretboard, ebony fretboard and bridge, cast tailpiece.) Beautiful sound, with a nicely figured maple back. Sounds and plays like a high end mandolin at a very reasonable price. Buy

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(NEW) Collings MT2-O, Adirondack spruce top, Blackface w/ pick guard! – $3,960

JUST ARRIVED – MORE GOOD WOOD!! We sell about 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 MT2 – this one an OVAL hole Black-face – with a back of nicely figured Sugar

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(USED) Collings MF5-Deluxe Varnish!! – (Used, excellent condition!!) – New lower price – $8,750

(Pre-Owned)  OK….For those of you who check our new arrivals page every day (and there over 350 of you!!) here’s a happy story. As you can imagine, in a shop like ours with SO much good stuff, we talk to lots of folks who can have pretty much anything they want.  When the original purchaser (now the seller /consignor) of this

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(NEW) Collings MF5-VARNISH, Fern, Italian Spruce, James tailpiece, gold Waverly tuners – $10,575

(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 ITALIAN spruce top, with gold abalone FERN INLAY (!) standard (1 and 1/8″) nut, IVOROID bindings, GOLD Waverly tuners with pearl knobs, and “Collings” engraved gold James tailpiece. We personally selected the woods for

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Golden Gate CF-1520W Fiberglass mandolin case – $139

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(NEW) Collings MF-5 Varnish custom mandolin, Italian spruce, tangerine burst, FERN inlay! – $10,530

ON HOLD – (NEW) We sell more than thirty Collings mandolins each year and we like to think we get a bit smarter with each instrument. This custom tangerine-burst MF5 features a GORGEOUS ONE PIECE figured Sugar maple back and rare ITALIAN spruce top, with gold abalone FERN INLAY (!) standard (1 and 1/8″) NUT, TORTOISE bindings, GOLD Waverly tuners with ebony knobs, and “Collings” engraved gold James tailpiece. We

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