Category Archive: Pre-Owned Mandolins

(USED, MINT) Collings MT-L, Left-Handed, Dark Sunburst – $2,250

(USED, MINT) We haven’t forgotten about you, southpaws!  Up for grabs is this wonderful 2013 MT-L from the fine folks at Collings Guitars & Mandolins in Austin, TX.  Both a deal and a steal, this instrument has just had one too many birthdays since it’s been in our store… time to find it a great new home! Satin finish Maple

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(USED, MINT) Collings MT2, Tangerine Burst, One-Piece Back – $3,575

(USED, MINT) Absolutely beautiful MT2 from our friends at Collings!  Stunning 1-piece quilted sugar maple back with distinctive tangerine sunburst.  Adirondack spruce top, satin finish Waverly tuners and Collings tailpiece.  Tortoise bindings and ebony tuner buttons add contrast and complete the look.  A shop favorite! Standard 1 1/8″ nut width.  Comes with TKL case. This instrument is NOS and is

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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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ON HOLD – (USED) (2005) Pomeroy Mandolin – F5 Standard – ON HOLD

(USED) This is a used (10 years old) Pomeroy F-5 by Don Paine. it has Don’s standard deep “V” vintage Gibson neck profile (1 and 3/16″ wide radiused fretboard) and a light honey-burst finish with a real nice one piece back!) This warm sounding mandolin has been played in the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra for most of its life. The bone saddle has added

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ON HOLD – (USED) (2009) Collings MT2-V (Varnish) Mandolin, Wide Nut, Great Sound! – $3,600 – ON HOLD

(USED) Collings MT-2V VARNISH mandolin – This clean second-hand ADIRONDACK SPRUCE spruce topped MT-2 has the added appeal of the wide (1 and 3/16″) nut width and the tonal advantage of the thin 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 there are subtle tonal advantages

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SOLD – (USED) Rigel A+ Deluxe Mandolin, Dark Sunburst – SOLD

(USED) Pre-owned EC++, tobacco sunburst finish, sleek A body with rounded contours, carved spruce top, tuned f-holes, carved one-piece maple back and sides, bolt-on maple neck, radiused ebony fretboard, dot inlays, 22 frets, scooped fretboard extension, adjustable ebony bridge. logo engraved on tailpiece, 4-on-a-plate tuners with pearloid buttons, factory transducer pickup, gold hardware, 1-3/16″ nut, 14″ scale. Nice mando! Used

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(USED) Breedlove McKenzie Mandolin, With Arm Rest – $2,950

(USED) Just in on consignment, we’ve got a distinctive McKenzie model from Breedlove. This one is in VG+ condition, with some light pick marks on the guard, a few faint swirls on the top and a bit of fret wear under the A course. These mandolins have Sitka spruce tops and flame maple backs and sides, and a roomy nut

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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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(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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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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(USED) Collings MF5-Deluxe Varnish!! – (Used, excellent condition!!) – New lower price – $8,500

(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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