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2015 Weber Yellowstone F-5 **SOLD**
Special / Sale Price - 2015 Weber Yellowstone F-5 **SOLD**

Red Spruce Top!!!

2015 Weber Yellowstone F-5 **SOLD**More Details
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Strong Weber mandolin from the hippies. Really nice instrument that features exceptional looks combined with superb sound and playability.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in the translucent Walnut gloss lacquer finish with 3-ply bindings throughout, radiused Ebony fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl "Bud" inlays, tone bar bracing, nickel Grover tuning machines, and Mother-of-Pearl flower pot headstock inlay.

Outstanding sound. Rich. dynamic tone. Seems to have a little more depth and overall note definition than a lot of the Weber's we've had in the past. Strong chop. Versatile mandolin with a fantastic set up.

Near mint condition with only a few superficial finish scratches. Very minor fretwear.

Includes deluxe Weber hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,649.95
Price: $3,199.95

2010 The Loar LM-400 **SOLD***
2010 The Loar LM-400 **SOLD***

Value, Value, Value!

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Hard to believe this instrument is in the under $400 club and here's why. This model features solid Spruce and Maple, decent appointments and hard shell case. But most impressive is the sound. This mandolin sounds much richer than it's modest price tag.

Specs; solid Spruce top, solid flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a traditional sunburst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard, Abalone Fern headstock inlay and nickel hardware includes engraved traditional style tailpiece.

Excellent sound with a fine woody tone and very good volume and sustain. Solid bluegrass chop.

Excellent condition as well. Has a few lacquer dings on the top, some light scratching here and there, headstock has numerous string scratches.

Includes hard shell case.

Price: $399.95

1984 Kentucky KM-600
Special / Sale Price - 1984 Kentucky KM-600

Strong A-5!!!

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Sumi era, Japan built Kentucky A-5 style mandolin that is exceptionally strong. It has very good appointments and is in excellent condition, particularly considering it is 33 years old!

Specs; Solid Spruce top, Maple back/sides/neck in a tobacco burst gloss lacquer finish, flat Rosewood fretboard, Rosewood bridge, 3-ply top binding, single ply back, fretboard and headstock, Gotoh tuning gears and Fleur-de-lis headstock inlay.

Sensational sound, relative to price point. Dry, woody tone with that nice trditional mid-range "pop", excellent volume and solid bluegrass chop.

Excellent condition. Body has some lacquer dings and perhaps a light scratch or three, but still quite clean. Minor fretwear.

Includes a recent hard shell case.

Price: $749.95
Price: $599.95

2000/2005 Jamie Wiens F-5 **SOLD**
2000/2005 Jamie Wiens F-5 **SOLD**

Spectacular!

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S/N 9, this exceptional mandolin was given a face lift by Jamie in 2005 with a new top, new neck and refinish. Remarkable job!

Specs: Sitka Spruce top, Quilted Maple back/sides/neck in a dark burst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bindings everywhere (top/back/sides/neck/headstock, everywhere!), radiused Ebony fretboard, 1-1/8" pearl nut, tone bar bracing, flowerpot headstock inlay and gold hardware includes a unique engraved cast tailpiece and Waverly tuning machines with pearl buttons.

Traditional sounding instrument featuring a dry, woody, rich tone with excellent note definition and clarity. Strong, percussive chop.

Excellent-plus condition with light play wear. Superficial finish marks. Headstock has a few string winder and clip-on tuner scars and a string scratch or two. Minor fret wear.

Includes semi-hard Bobelock travel type case. Trades gladly considered on this fine, Canadian built mandolin.

Price: $7,999.95

2017 Skip Kelley F-5 Vintage
Special / Sale Price - 2017 Skip Kelley F-5 Vintage

Loar Voiced!

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Exceptionally strong Kelley F-5, s/n 60, that features: one piece Maple back, gold Evo fret wire, light distressing and built to specs from April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar F-5.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, Big Leaf Maple back and sides, Hard Maple neck in an antique sunburst, hand rubbed stain and satin oil varnish finish, 3-ply side bound body, single ply Rippled Ivoroid bound fretboard and headstock. Flat Ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays and gold EVO fretwire. Also features Red Spruce tone bar bracing, hide glue assembly, "speed" neck and black Mother-of-Pearl headstock inlay. Gold hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears with aged buttons.

Big, wide open, vintage sound, Dry, woody tone. Extremely powerful mandolin. Monster chop. Tremendous sound, right out of the box.

This is a brand new, 100% handcrafted instrument and is offered with builders Limited Warranty and rectangular TKL case.

Trades are gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $5,499.95
Price: $4,499.95

2014 Daley Classic F-5
Special / Sale Price - 2014 Daley Classic F-5

Gibson on Steroids!

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Handcrafted by Sim Daley, a former Gibson builder. Daley was one of the primary reasons that Derrington era Gibsons are consistently sensational. Pre-owned Daley mandolins are rarely available for purchase, and, we are told, Sim is no longer building mandolins, which will make them even harder to come by.

Specs; Engelmann Spruce top, Curly Maple back/sides/neck in a dark sunburst satin finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard and Flower Pot headstock inlay. Nickel hardware includes Grover tuning gears and engraved James tailpiece.

Very strong sound. Dry, woody and dynamic, this mandolin rocks. Stellar mid-range "pop". Powerful and responsive and well balanced. Killer chop. Sensational bluegrass mandolin.

Excellent-plus condition overall. Has a few pick scratches and "pinky shine" below fretboard, a couple dings on the f-hole edges, scroll shows numerous dings (as seen in photos), back of peg head shows a nick or two from clip-on tuner and light fret wear.

Includes shaped Guardian case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American instrument.

Price: $5,999.95
Price: $5,249.95

2016 Eastman MD-805V
2016 Eastman MD-805V

Very Strong!!!

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A 2017 NAMM instrument for Eastman. It features a tastefully distressed varnished finish, radius fretboard and killer sound.

Specs: Select Spruce top, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a classic, varnished finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, radius Ebony fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl position dots, tone bar bracing and Schaller tuning gears.

Big, wide open voice, dry and woody tones, excellent volume and a powerful, percussive chop. Quite responsive. You won't find many pac-rim mandolins that sound as good as this one.

New (distressed) condition without flaw or blemish. Includes Eastman rectangular light weight travel style case.


Price: $849.95

2016 Gibson F-9
2016 Gibson F-9

Exceptional!

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Brand new Gibson, acquired in a trade with another dealer, offered as used. Save hundreds.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a dark sunburst satin lacquer finish, ivoroid bound top, flat Rosewood fretboard, adjustable Rosewood bridge, Grover tuning machines, traditional engraved tailpiece and tone bar bracing.

Beasty sound. The recent F-9's are really strong and this offering is a fine example. Has that dry, woody traditional Gibson tone with excellent balance, good volume and stout bluegrass chop.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Nice set up too.

Includes original Gibson TKL hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,499.95

2017 Collings MF-5V Fern
2017 Collings MF-5V Fern

Powerhouse!!!

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Another fabulous Collings mandolin that features a varnished finish, Abalone Fern headstock inlay, Waverly tuning machines, James tailpiece and, of course, the impeccable Collings fit and finish.

Specs: Adirondack Spruce top, intensely flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a dark burst varnished finish with 3-ply bindings throughout. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Fern headstock inlay and gold hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and Waverly tuning machines with pearl buttons.

Beasty sound right out of the box. Dark, rich and woody. Big volume and chunky chop. Lengthy sustain and excellent balance Responsive.

New condition without flaw or blemish.

Includes Collings hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine, American made instrument.

Price: $8,249.95

2012 Northfield NF-F5S
2012 Northfield NF-F5S

Incredible!!!

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Specs: Adirondack Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a traditional cremona sunburst in a gloss lacquer finish. Tortoise bound body, 3-ply bindings on fretboard and peg head. Radiused Ebony fretboard, abbreviated Ebony pickguard, cast tailpiece and Golden Age tuning gears, which appear to be replacements. Original tuning buttons have been replaced with vintage Handel buttons.

Nice traditional sounding mandolin with that dry woody "pop" and a big, rich voice. Big volume and a stout, percussive bluegrass chop.

Excellent condition overall, but top does have some blemishes and light scratches including an area approximately the size of a dime between bridge base and treble f-hole and a series of pick scratches around same f-hole. Peg head as some scarring from a dreaded string winder. Fret wear is very minimal.

Includes Superior oblong hard shell case with vintage green interior. Trades are welcome.

Price: $2,199.95

2005 Collings MT Wide Nut
2005 Collings MT Wide Nut

Hoss!!

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Very strong early Collings. Apparently hasn't spent it's life in it's case. This fine example features the wide nut option, Ivoroid binding on the top and gold hardware which you don't see too often on an MT.

Specs; Engelmann Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a caramel sunburst, satin lacquer finish. Top is Ivoroid bound. Adjustable Ebony bridge, radiused Ebony fretboard, 1-3/16" nut width, tone bar bracing and gold hardware including Gotoh tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons and cast Collings tailpiece.

Beasty mandolin featuring a deep, dark and woody tone, big volume and a killer chop. We've had many fine sounding MT's over the years, but this one would certainly sit soundly (pun intended) at the top of the heap.

Excellent condition, but does have some scratches and blemishes and a ping or three on the top along with a significant area of "pinky shine". Headstock has a few string scratches. Minimal fret wear. Finish has been removed from back of neck for "speed neck". Also has an after market pick guard which has been removed but included in the case compartment.

Includes original Collings case. Trades considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $1,899.95

2001 Gibson F-5L
2001 Gibson F-5L

Fantastic Fern!!!



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This Derrington Era Gibson has some natural distressing, but, my goodness does she have the tone. Easily the best sounding Danny Roberts signed F-5L that we've had. Not a trophy, but certainly a fine bluegrass mandolin.

Specs: Sitka Spruce top, highly flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona burst, gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bound body, headstock and pick guard, single Ivoroid bound fretboard. Flat Ebony fretboard, Adjustable Ebony bridge, tone bar bracing and Abalone Fern headstock inlay. Gold hardware includes; engraved traditional tailpiece and (replacement) Schaller tuning gears.

Exceptional sound. Warm, dry and woody with excellent note separation. Killer mid range pop and clear, ringing highs. Big, percussive chop and very good volume. The Roberts Gibson's can be hit and miss. This one's a home run.

Very good to excellent-minus condition. Top has some light scratches and a few small dings, but the biggest issue is from improper location of the bridge base. Apparently it was improperly located at some point and the finish has been scarred down to the wood from the bridge feet. Back and sides show some blemishes from a Tone Gard (I really don't understand why people use those things!!!) and headstock has some string marks. Light fret wear, nearly none.

Includes rectangular TKL case. Trades gladly considered on this fine, American made instrument.

Price: $4,999.95

1999 Flatiron A-5 Artist
1999 Flatiron A-5 Artist

Red Hot!!!

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Terrific A-5 style mandolin, built in Nashville during the Derrington Era at Gibson. It features excellent appointments, X-bracing and a killer voice.

Specs: Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona sunburst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard, X-braced and Abalone modified Fern headstock inlay. Gold hardware includes engraved traditional tailpiece and Schaller tuning gears.

This is a strong mandolin featuring an excellent mid-range and clear, cutting highs. Articulate voice with plus volume and a good bluegrass chop. Reminiscent of the pre-Gibson Montana Flatirons.

Excellent overall condition with some play wear, but not much considering she's 18 years old. Top has some light scratching and a few pings. A series of blemishes next to the tailpiece. Back has a small area, about half the size of a dime, with button rash. Headstock has some string scratches and clip-on tuner scars. Minimal fret wear. At one time this mandolin had a strap pin installed on the neck which has since been removed, however the screw hole remains.

Includes original hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine, American made instrument.

Price: $2,249.95