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1995 Dearstone F-5M **SOLD***
1995 Dearstone F-5M **SOLD***

MONSTER!

1995 Dearstone F-5M **SOLD***More Details
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Ray Dearstone has been handcrafting mandolins in the high country of Northeastern Tennessee for around 30 years and builds some of the finest instruments available. Dearstone mandolins are played by some well respected pickers as well, including Shawn Lane of Blue Highway and the late Dempsey Young.

Specs; Redwood top and Curly Maple back/sides/neck in a vintage wine hand rubbed lacquer finish. 3-ply (w/b/w) bindings on top/back/headstock, single Ivoroid bound fretboard. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Allen tailpiece (replacement), Abalone flower pot headstock inlay and Schaller (reverse) tuning machines. Gold hardware.

Frets replaced with radius and full size Ebony pickguard added somewhat recently. Aftermarket Ebony arm rest added at some point and included in sale.

Excellent-minus to excellent condition with play wear conducive to a 20 year old mandolin. Has a some scratches here and there and a few pings and dings. One impression ding on lower bout that is around 1/4" x 1/8" and a fairly significant area of pinky/pick wear wear beneath the pickguard. Some fretwear, but a long way from requiring any work.

Monster sound. I'd say this mandolin sounds similar to Shawn Lane's. Deep, dry and woody tone with a massive voice. Really powerful and responsive. Has sound you can feel, all the way down your body and through your feet. Seriously, I don't think you'll find a better mandolin in it's price range.

Includes a Travelite style case. Trades gladly considered on this fine USA built mandolin.

Price: $3,999.95

Rickenbacker 5002V58 Mandolin
Special / Sale Price - Rickenbacker 5002V58 Mandolin

Cool!

Rickenbacker 5002V58 MandolinMore Details
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Just acquired in a trade. We're told that it's a late 90's model.

Specs; Solid body, Maple top and neck in a MapleGlo lacquer finish and Walnut back. Rosewood(?) fingerboard, Vintage Single Coil Toaster Top pickup, Deluxe Vintage machine heads, 13-7/8" scale length and bridge combo tailpiece.

Excellent-plus condition. Has a few tiny pings on top and one small area of finish checking on side. Also has a healthy crack in pickguard.

Includes original Rickenbacker case. Trades gladly considered.


Price: $1,399.95
Price: $1,249.95

2004 BRW Heirloom
Special / Sale Price - 2004 BRW Heirloom

Distressed Gem!

2004 BRW HeirloomMore Details
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Ben Wilcox mashed a home run when he crafted this extraordinary instrument. Looks like a 100 yr. old mandolin, complete with finish checking, finish worn, scuffs and scratches in all the right places. Masterpiece!

Specs; Solid Spruce top, quilted Maple back/sides/neck, dark burst finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, radiused Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing, elegant mother-of-pearl peg head inlay, engraved James tailpiece and Ebony Ben Wilcox adjustable bridge.

Original tuning gears have been replaced with Golden Age tuners. Looks to have had a pick up at one time, but all that remains is the end pin jack.

Outstanding traditional sounding mandolin featuring a dry, woody tone and good volume. Strong bluegrass chop.

Not much to report on cosmetic condition. Appears to be as Ben built it. Distressed. Does have some fret wear, but still a long way from needing work.

Includes Canadian (TKL style) hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,499.95
Price: $2,999.95

2015 Skip Kelley F-5
Special / Sale Price - 2015 Skip Kelley F-5

Turbocharged!

2015 Skip Kelley F-5More Details
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First new Kelley F-5 we've had in a year. Skip's mandolins are always strong and are among the best bluegrass mandolins available. This fine example is definitely one his best looking and is truly a banjo slayer. We rarely have one of Skip's F-5's for longer than a month, so act quickly!

Specs; 20+ year old Adirondack Spruce top, Big Leaf Maple back/sides/neck in an antigue sunburst, hand rubbed stain and varnish finish, tortoise bindings throughout, flat Rosewood fretboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Also features tone bar bracing, hide glue assembly, engraved James tailpiece and Golden Age tuning gears.

Big, wide open, dynamic sound. Quite powerful, but all Skip Kelley mandolins are. Still somewhat tight, but sounds incredible right out of the box. Rich, woody tone. Beasty chop. Destined for supreme beasthood. Will excel on stage, in studio or at your local festival's campground jam.

This is a brand new instrument. Does have one minor blemish. Skip had a screwdriver mishap on the top side of the neck near headstock and nut, while installing tuner screws. He touched it up, but still shows somewhat.

This fine, 100% handcrafted instrument is offered with builders Limited Warranty and rectangular TKL with blue interior.

Trades are gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $5,999.95
Price: $4,999.95

2008 Bluett F-5
Special / Sale Price - 2008 Bluett F-5

Strong Mandolin!!!

2008 Bluett F-5More Details
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Another first for MandoMutt. We've heard a lot about Bluett mandolins over the years, but this fine example is our very first Bluett. It is simply superb.

Built by Mark Bluett of Bluett Brothers Violins in York Pa. Label signed in 2008. Marks F-style pricing starts at $6K.

Specs; German Spruce top, Curly Maple back/sides/neck in an antique burst, varnished (we think) finish with 3-ply bound body, single ply binding on fretboard and headstock. Radiused Ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl diamond inlays, tone bar bracing, nickel hardware includes Allen style tailpiece and Elite tuning machines and modified fern headstock inlay.

Beasty sound features a dry, woody tone with significant pop. Very powerful and responsive. Exellent tonal balance throughout. Killer bluegrass chop that is felt all the way to the nerve endings in your toes.

Excellent-plus condition overall. Top shows a few light marks and frets are very lightly worn, otherwise extremely clean.

Offered with Travelite case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,999.95
Price: $3,479.95

2015 Weber Yellowstone F-5 **SOLD**
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. Oh, and this brand new gem is offered hundreds below market value.

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.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Acquired in trade with another dealer. Offered as pre-owned.

Outstanding sound, right out of the box. Perhaps a little tight, but articulate and super sweet with ample sustain and complex overtones. 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.

Includes deluxe Weber hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument. Save nearly $2K off new dealer price!

Price: $3,749.95

2013 Blevins F-5
2013 Blevins F-5

Nice!

2013 Blevins F-5More Details
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First time we've had one of these fine mandolins, hand built by Eddie Blevins in Blountville TN. This little gem features a unique Blueberry finish which should be popular with our local Duke fans. Also features excellent appointments and a L.R. Baggs Radius pick up. Super price point too, particularly for a made in America F-style mandolin.

Specs; Solid Adirondack Spruce top,
Red Maple back/sides/neck in Blueberry gloss lacquer finish, single Ivoroid bound body and fretboard, radiused Gaboon Ebony fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl Diamond inlays and Fluer-de-lis headstock inlay. Nickel hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and Grover tuning gears.

Near mint condition. Has some light pick marks below strings and makers marks. That's about it. Basically like new. All this mandolin needs is a loving owner to play it consistently.

More to come, stay TUNED!!!

Includes hard shell case with plush vintage green interior.




Price: $1,349.95

2006 Gibson F-9
2006 Gibson F-9

Firecracker!

2006 Gibson F-9More Details
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Strong mandolin. Quite exceptional Danny Roberts era F-9 featuring signature Gibson sound and excellent fit and finish.

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

Pleasing traditional tone, dry and woody with good balance and volume and a big, chunky chop. Has opened up quite nicely. Outstanding bluegrass mandolin.

Excellent-plus condition. Does have a few scuffs around the edges and a ding near the tailpiece. Also a string scratch or two on the headstock. Frets show some wear, but basically light and a long way from requiring a dressing.

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

Price: $2,499.95

2012 Collings MF Honey Tortoise
2012 Collings MF Honey Tortoise

Sweet and Beasty!!!

2012 Collings MF Honey TortoiseMore Details
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Sleek and elegant looking Collings mandolin that features some absolutely incredible woods and remarkable sound.

Specs; wide grained Adirondack Spruce top in a Honey Amber satin lacquer finish, highly flamed Maple back/sides/neck, Tortoise bound top, radiused Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing and nickel hardware including; cast Collings tailpiece and tuning gears with faux Ebony knobs.

This mandolin certainly has the typical Collings impeccable fit and finish and intricate details, but sounds absolutely delicious as well. Rich and woody tone combined with excellent volume and a big fat bluegrass chop.

Near mint condition with minor play wear, showing slight "pinky shine", a couple tiny string scratches on the headstock and minor fret wear.

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

Price: $3,499.95