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2014 Skip Kelley A-5 s/n 48 **SOLD**
2014 Skip Kelley A-5 s/n 48 **SOLD**

Hoss!

2014 Skip Kelley A-5 s/n 48 **SOLD**More Details
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Another mighty mandolin from MandoMutt's favorite small shop builder, Skip Kelley. This A-5 is s/n 48 with label signed 1/30/14. Hard to imagine, but Skips mandolins just continue to improve and amaze.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, Big Leaf Maple back/sides/neck in an antique sunburst, hand rubbed varnish finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, 12" radius Ebony fretboard and Mother-of-Pearl truss rod cover and Brazilian Rosewood bridge.

Gold hardware includes cast Monteleone style tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears with pearl buttons. olden Age tuning gears with black knobs and an engraved James tailpiece.

Powerful mandolin featuring a dry, woody traditional tone. If you've never played one of Skip's mandolins, they are similar in tone and volume to the Sim Daley's and Red Diamond's we've had. This one features a killer `D' string and a big, wide open sound.

Gently used and mint condition with out flaw or blemish. Includes Superior hard shell case and Randy Hogan leather strap.

Trades gladly considered on this fine, American made instrument.

Price: $2,349.95

2014 Girouard Octave Mandolin
Special / Sale Price - 2014 Girouard Octave Mandolin

Way Cool!

2014 Girouard Octave MandolinMore Details
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Mighty fine f-hole octave mandolin from our friends in Contoocook, NH. Max and Lauri are really starting to get this building stuff right on. This instrument, s/n 81, is super nice. Candy for the eye and ear.

Specs; Western Cedar top, figured Red Maple back/sides/neck, one-ply Ivoriod bound body, radiused Macassar Ebony fretboard, Macassar Ebony headstock overlay, Cumberland Acoustics Ebony bridge and nickle hardware includes a traditional tailpiece and Grover tuning gears. 20-1/4" Scale Length.

Deep, throaty and dry sounding octave, nicely balanced and responsive. Definitely an attention grabber. Excellent fit and finish, outstanding set up. A pleasure to play.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Includes TKL hard shell case.

Trades gladly considered on this fine, American made instrument.

Price: $2,999.95
Price: $2,349.95

2014 Girouard F-5
Special / Sale Price - 2014 Girouard F-5

Livewire!

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Another remarkable mandolin from Max and Lauri Girouard. MandoMutt is blessed to have these fin folks from Contoocook, NH. This is s/n 83 and yet Girouard mandolins are still flying under the radar, for the most part. This one features an extraordinary one piece back and stellar sound.

Specs: wide grained Sitka Spruce top, highly flamed Red Maple back/sides/neck in a traditional sunburst varnished finish. Top is Ivoroid bound. Compound radiused Ebony fretboard with stainless frets, Ebony Cumberland Acoustics bridge, modified Fleur-di-lis headstock inlay, engraved traditional tailpiece and Grover tuning gears.

Fantastic sound, right out of the box. Has that dry, woody tone and outstanding volume that the Girouard's are becoming synonymous for. Solid woofy chop. Good bass response, stellar mid-range pop and clear highs. Superbly set up by Max, as always.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Includes Travelite case.

Trades are welcome on this fine American made instrument.


Price: $4,699.95
Price: $3,399.95

1988 Givens A-6
Special / Sale Price - 1988 Givens A-6

Extreme Hoss!

1988 Givens A-6More Details
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We've had several Givens mandolins over the years, but this is our very first A-6. Built by the late R.L. "Bob" Givens in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Label states R.L. Givens Company est. 1961 and this mandolin is s/n 447 and signed 11/29/88.

Specs; Engelmann Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in an iced tea sunburst finish, 3-ply bound body and peghead, 2-ply bound fretboard. Radiused Ebony fretboard, gold Schaller tuning gears (replacements) and Torch headstock inlay. Gold finish has worn off of traditional tailpiece or it may be a nickel tailpiece cover. I may have a new gold one around here somewhere.

Hard to beat the tone on these mandolins. He built a bunch of `em. Obviously had it all figured out. Exceptional dry, woody tone. Notes really jump of the strings. Huge volume and chop. Traditional look, tone and feel. May be the best A-style mandolin we've had at MandoMutt.

EC- to Excellent condition. Does show play wear, relative to it's age. Not a player, but not a trophy either. Top shows some scratches and dings, mainly on lower bout. Has a pick guard that's been removed. It is included in the sale and easily re-attached. Back is relatively clean. Headstock has a couple scratches and a ding or two. Frets are in excellent shape with no wear to speak of.

Really a remarkable 100% handmade mandolin. Offered with original case. Trades are welcome on this fine American made mandolin.

Price: $6,249.95
Price: $5,749.95

1997 Gilchrist Model 5
1997 Gilchrist Model 5

Extraordinary!

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A "Beyond Beast" selection, only our 13th instrument to receive MandoMutt's prestigious award and our first BB selection in over a year. Ironically, the last BB winner was also a Gilchrist Model 5.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, highly figured Maple back/sides/ neck in a tobacco sunburst varnished finish with 3-ply bindings on body and headstock and 2-ply bound fretboard. Tone bar bracing, flat Ebony fretboard, traditional full sized pickguard and Mother-of-Pearl Flowerpot headstock inlay. Nickle hardware includes engraved traditional tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears with pearl buttons.

A remarkable sounding mandolin, definitely a 10. It would be hard to find a better sounding mandolin this side of $100K. Every note is rich and pure. So sweet when played lightly, yet a screamin' demon when you dig in. Incredibly well balanced. A delightful instrument to play and difficult to put down. I wish I had $20K.

Excellent plus to near mint condition. Light scratch below pickguard, finish "shine" where arm rests and minor fretwear.

Includes brown/green Calton case, which was original to the mandolin. Trades plus cash gladly considered on this fine Australian built instrument.

Price: $19,999.95

2007 Stiver A-5 **SOLD**
2007 Stiver A-5 **SOLD**

Firecracker!

2007 Stiver A-5 **SOLD**More Details
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Marvelous little A-style mandolin with a big, big voice. MandoMutt's very first Stiver and we're all very impressed. Lou Stiver has been working his craft for over 40 years out of Polk, PA., and, if they all sound as good as this one, it's obvious that he knows what he's doing.

Specs; solid Adirondack Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a traditional sunburst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bound body and headstock, single ivoroid bound fretboard. Tone bar bracing, radiused Ebony fretboard, engraved James tailpiece and Schaller tuning machines.

If you're a fan of the "deep, woody" bluegrass tone, this one's got it....in spades. Very powerful and responsive with a big, fat chop. Excellent set up and well built. Pleasure to play.

Excellent-plus condition overall. Shows a couple dings and superficial pick marks on top and very light fret wear. Still quite clean.

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

Price: $2,749.95

2012 Kentucky KM-5000
2012 Kentucky KM-5000

Bill Monroe Centennial Edition

2012 Kentucky KM-5000More Details
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Limited Edition, number 33 of 100, label signed by James Monroe. Commemorates Bill Monroe's 100th birthday. Professional quality mandolin.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, flamed Northern Michigan Maple back/sides/neck, cremona sunburst Spirit Varnished finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard, engraved traditional tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears with pearl buttons. Head stock features image of Bill Monroe in an exquisite mother-of-pearl inlay.

Exquisite sound too. Cream of the pac-rim crop, for sure. Dry and warm tone with complex over tones and a strong chop. Outstanding bluegrass sound.

Top has a small area of ultra light marks in finish from "pinky plant", only visible when viewed at an angle. Otherwise mint condition.

Offered with repro oblong case with case cover.

Price: $2,499.95

2011 Weber Vintage A Distressed **SOLD**
2011 Weber Vintage A Distressed **SOLD**

Cool Black Face Mandolin!

2011 Weber Vintage A Distressed **SOLD**More Details
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We don't do much with the oval holes these days, but jumped at the chance to get this gem. Weber has always done a fine job with the "distressed" stuff and they seem to be the cream of the Weber crop from a sound standpoint.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top in a black finish with Herringbone sound hole rosette, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a wine finish, 3-ply bound body and peg head, single Ivoroid bound sound hole and fretboard. Radiused Ebony fretboard with scooped extension. Nickel hardware includes cast Weber tailpiece and Waverly tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons.

Factory distressed condition. Other than ultra light fret wear, she's probably in the same condition as the day she left the Weber factory.

Includes original Weber shaped case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,399.95

2012 Collings MT **SOLD**
2012 Collings MT **SOLD**

Sheraton Brown!

2012 Collings MT **SOLD**More Details
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Just acquired in a trade, this gem features the Sheraton Brown finish and is absolutely mint. Always love to have one of these gems around, as they sell quickly.

Specs; Engelmann Spruce top in satin Sheraton Brown with Ivoroid binding, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a traditional sunburst satin finish. Radiused Ebony fretboard, 1-1/8" nut width. Nickel hardware includes cast tailpiece and tuners with black knobs.

A delightful sounding mandolin that a deep, dry and woody tone. Collings mandolins offer a more modern sound to my ear, but the MT leans a little more towards tradition, perhaps due in part to the Engelmann top. Also loud and responsive with a chunky chop.

Mint condition, absolutely like new. No flaws or blemishes.

Includes original Collings hard shell case with green interior, also like new.

Trades considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $1,749.95

1980\
1980's Kentucky KM-850 **SOLD**

Japan Built



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1983-84 Kentucky mandolin with excellent woods, etc. Skip Kelley replaced the fretboard a couple years back. Frets were replaced with gold EVO frets and radiused.

Specs; Solid Spruce top, highly flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a vintage sunburst gloss finish, 3-ply bound body and headstock, one ply Ivoroid bound fretboard. Radiused Ebony fretboard and Ebony bridge and Fern headstock inlay. Original tuners replaced with gold Schaller tuning gears.

Excellent condition overall. Top has some light finiah scratches and a few small lacquer dings. Back has some very minor button marks. Pickguard was removed at some point. Still has mounting holes. Headstock has string scratches and a ding or two.

Good sounding instrument with excellent volume and strong chop.

Includes recent hard shell case.

Price: $849.95

2011 Collings MT-O **SOLD**
2011 Collings MT-O **SOLD**

Blonde!

2011 Collings MT-O **SOLD**More Details
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Engelmann Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a blonde, satin lacquer finish. Tortoise bound top and soundhole, radiused Ebony fretboard, X-bracing, M.O.P. "Collings" headstock logo, Elite tuning machines with black buttons and cast Collings tailpiece.

Warm, resonant, full and balanced tone with outstanding sustain. Really rumbles on the low end, yet the highs are remarkably clean and clear and offers a very good chop for an oval hole. This is a very versatile mandolin and features a delightful setup.

Other than minor fret wear, this mandolin is dead mint. Very clean.

Includes TKL "Collings" hard shell case with green interior. Trades are welcome on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $1,899.95