Category Archive: Mandolins

SOLD – (USED) Collings MF5-Deluxe Varnish!! – (Used, excellent condition!!) – New lower price – $9,250

(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 – $149

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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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SOLD – (NEW) 40th Anniversary Stiver A model – Master Grade woods, Honey Burst finish, special 40th Anniv. appointments – SOLD

(NEW) We love 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 of a lot

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SOLD – (NEW) 40th Anniversary Stiver F-model Mandolin – Honey Burst, Master Grade Woods – SOLD

(NEW) We love 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 of a lot

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SOLD – (NEW) 40th Anniversary Stiver Two-Point Mandolin – Honey Burst, Master Grade Woods – SOLD

(NEW) 40th Anniversary Stiver Two-Point Mandolin – Honey Burst, Master Grade Woods – SOLD –  (JS) (NEW) We love 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 Stiver TWO POINT mandolin. And now,

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(NEW) Collings MT2-O Blackface – $3,825

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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(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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SOLD – (NEW) Collings MT – Sheraton Brown – High Flame! – $2,655 (SOLD)

(NEW) Collings MT mandolin –  for store stock – a beautiful “Sheraton Brown” (walnut stain)  “A” model with ivoroid top binding – for that old timey look. Sweet! Ivoroid binding remains a $100 charge. Look at the tightly flamed back on this puppy! For a “base model” mandolin – it has flame to rival the Big Boys! The popular Sheraton finish is difficult to capture

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(NEW) Reunion Blues Continental F-model Mandolin Case – $159

(NEW) Reunion Blues Continental – F mandolin case. Better than wood, better than plastic – offering an exoskeleton of composite material providing extreme protection with light weight. An extremely fine case that is very popular with travelers. Ballistic Quadraweave exterior in “Midnight” black with 1″ thick high-density, dual-layer foam on front and back; Blue Diamond velvet tuck interior with Softmesh sides;

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(NEW) Reunion Blues Continental – Tenor Uke or A-model mandolin case – $159

(NEW) Reunion Blues Continental – Tenor Ukulele or A-model mandolin case. Better than wood, better than plastic – offering an exoskeleton of composite material providing extreme protection with light weight. An extremely fine case that is very popular with travelers. Ballistic Quadraweave exterior in “Midnight” black with 1″ thick high-density, dual-layer foam on front and back; Blue Diamond velvet tuck interior with

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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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SOLD – (NEW) Collings MF5-O Oval Hole, QUILTED MAPLE – $8,550 (SOLD)

(Just Arrived!)  Another day…another unbelievably gorgeous Collings mandolin. Here we have another Collings MF5-O mandolin – a high end sunburst oval hole instrument with ivoroid bindings, some MAGNIFICENT (special order) one-piece QUILTED maple and the ever-elegant satin Siver Waverly tuners with MOP (mother of pearl) knobs. The Collings oval hole instruments are X-braced and all have the wider (1 and 3/16″) nut

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(NEW) Collings MF5 Deluxe V – Top of the Heap, King of the Hill – $12,375

(JUST ARRIVED) another long awaited, highly anticipated Collings MF5 Deluxe V. Few and far between, always special, always fine. Just the way we see them in our mind’s eye when we shop for wood. So….from scary good wood we selected on our Austin trip more than a year ago: Birdseye Maple & Adirondack Spruce, from the prestigious Lawg firm of

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