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2012 Skip Kelley A-5 **SOLD***
2012 Skip Kelley A-5 **SOLD***

The Enforcer!!!

2012 Skip Kelley A-5 **SOLD***More Details
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Dynamic A-5 mandolin, s/n 38, recently traded in on a brand new Kelley F-5. All Kelley mandolins are powerful and responsive, but this one has an overdrive. A true banjo slayer.

Specs; Carpathian Spruce top, Big Leaf Maple back/sides/neck an antique sunburst, hand rubbed varnish finish. Triple bound (b/w/b) body, fretboard and headstock, radiused Ebony fretboard, engraved James tailpiece, Elite tuning gears and topped off with a modified "vine" Abalone inlay.

As mentioned, this mandolin is very responsive with a warm, dry, somewhat dark tone and an exceptional mid-range combined with clear, cutting highs. Big, bossy bluegrass chop. Lightweight, but powerful. Excellent choice for bluegrass music. Will excel on stage, in studio or festival parking lot picking.

Near mint condition. Previous owner installed an arm rest which has been removed, but finish shows a slight footprint from the arm rest cork.

Includes a Golden Gate hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,399.95

2015 Skip Kelley A-5
2015 Skip Kelley A-5

The Enforcer!

2015 Skip Kelley A-5More Details
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We love Skip Kelley's A-5 mandolins. They're very light weight but provide the same responsive sound and traditional tone as his F-5's.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, one piece Big Leaf Maple back, Maple sides and neck in an antique sunburst, hand applied varnish finish. 3-ply Tortoise bound body, single ply Tortoise bound fretboard and headstock, flat Ebony fretboard, Monteleone style tailpiece, Schaller tuning gears, tone bars, hide glue construction and "speed neck".

This mandolin has a remarkable voice. Dry, woody and very responsive. Sound you can feel. One of those mandolins that you know is good from minute you start tuning. A light weight instrument with a heaveyweight voice.

This is a pre-owned mandolin,in near mint condition. Has a light impression type scratch below strings and near treble f-hole, a string scratch on the headstock and light fret wear.

Includes a basic hard shell case and a Hogan leather strap. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,349.95

2012 Breedlove American (Premier) OF
Special / Sale Price - 2012 Breedlove American (Premier) OF

American Made Value!

2012 Breedlove American (Premier) OF More Details
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Mighty fine, made in the USA teardrop A-style that's offers an affordable solid wood mandolin that's an exceptional upgrade from a beginner or a solid back-up. The American OF is essentially the same model as today's Premier OF.

Specs; solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Western Maple back/sides/neck in a tradtional sunburst satin finish, tone bar bracing, radiused Radiused Ebony fretboard w/ M.O.P. position dots, adjustable Ebony bridge, black cast tailpiece and nickel tuning gears with vintage style Ivoroid buttons.

Very good sound. Dry, woody tone. Nicely balanced with a stout chop. Barks like a Big Dawg! Definitely out-performs a comparably priced pac-rim.

Near mint condition. Minor fretwear, otherwise mint. Very clean.

Includes Breedlove hardshell case.

Price: $849.95
Price: $749.95

2016 Collings MT Wide Nut **SOLD**
2016 Collings MT Wide Nut **SOLD**

Simply Sensational!

2016 Collings MT Wide Nut **SOLD**More Details
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We just sold one of these, a 2015, and this one arrives just a week or so later. It is hard to find a better American made mandolin for the money. In fact, the standard MT's may well be America's best mandolin value. This example is a standard MT that features a handsome dark burst and tortoise bindings in addition to the wider neck.

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

A delightful sounding mandolin that a deep, dark and woody tone. Loud and responsive with a solid bluegrass chop. This is a brand new mandolin that sounds amazing right out of the box.

New condition without flaw or blemish.

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

Price: $1,999.95

2015 Girouard Talon 2-Pt **SOLD**
2015 Girouard Talon 2-Pt **SOLD**

Spectacular!!!

2015 Girouard Talon 2-Pt **SOLD**More Details
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Recent 2-pt mandolin built in Pawtucket Rhode Island by Max and Lauri Girouard. This fine instrument features a sleek, modern design, an incredible one piece back and a stellar voice.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, Maple back/sides/neck in a tobacco burst, oil varnish finish, single Ivoroid binding throughout, radiused Ebony fretboard, vine headstock inlay and nickel hardware includes Allen tailpiece and Grover tuning machines.

A visually stunning instrument, yet it's best attribute is it's voice. This is an extraordinary sounding mandolin featuring a deep, dark voice. Quite throaty and very powerful and responsive. Evenly balanced. Big chop too.

Near mint condition. Has slight armrest footprint on back, otherwise mint condition.

Includes gold tweed Golden Gate case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made mandolin.

Price: $3,499.95

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

Monster Sound!!!

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Distressed Silverangel, s/n 350. Recently re-topped by Ken Ratcliff from his stash of 150+ year old Redwood. MandoMutt loves Redwood topped mandolins.

Specs; 150+ year old Redwood top, one piece Red Maple back, Red Maple sides and neck in a antique burst, satin finish with 3-ply bindings throughout. Radiused Ebony fretboard, cast bronze tailpiece and Golden Age tuning gears with black knobs. Also has a "speed neck", 1-3/16" nut width Mother-of-Pear headstock inlays.

If you're a fan of deep, woody tone, you'll love this mandolin. The aged redwood provides a mellow warmth that sounds delightfully vintage.
Killer A string. Plenty of power and a monster chop too.

Near mint condition. Fit and finish is okay, but not great. A little rough around the edges, but it is distressed.

Includes a Bobelock fiberglass case with case cover. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,749.95
Price: $2,599.95

2016 Collings MF-5
2016 Collings MF-5

hot, Hot, HOT!!!

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Another super fine Collings mandolin that features Abalone Fern headstock inlay, Tortoise bindings, and, of course, the impeccable Collings fit and finish.

Specs: Nicely figured Adirondack Spruce top, intensely flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona burst gloss lacquer finish with tortoise bindings. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Fern headstock inlay and gold hardware includes cast Collings tailpiece and Gotoh tuning machines with black buttons.

Typical Collings sound. Fantastic. More in the modern camp to my ears. Deep, dark and woody. Big volume and chunky chop. A new mandolin that sounds incredible right out of the box.

New condition without flaw or blemish.

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

Price: $5,999.95

2016 Skip Kelley F-5 **SOLD***
2016 Skip Kelley F-5 **SOLD***

UNBELIEVABLE!

2016 Skip Kelley F-5 **SOLD***More Details
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Another incredible offering from Skip Kelly, this F-5, s/n 55 may well be his best all around mandolin to date. Fit and finish is excellent, top shelf woods and appointments and, as always, sensational sound. Built to specs from April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar F-5. A MandoMutt Beyond Beast selection, only the 14th instrument to be awarded a B.B. and our first selection since June of 2014.

Specs: 150+ year old California Redwood top, Big Leaf Quilted Maple back and sides, Maple neck in a vintage burst, varnish finish, 100+ year old Red Spruce parallel tone bars and hide glue construction.

3-ply bindings on body, single bound fretboard and headstock, Macassar Ebony headstock overlay with flowerpot inlay, 16" radius Ebony fretboard and nickel hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears with pearl buttons.

I love Skip's Redwood top mandolins, in fact, my personal mandolin is a Redwood Kelley F-5. Mine has been played for four years now and sounds incredible, but this one may be better. If I could afford to trade up.........just a thought.

Very powerful with a warm, woody, dynamic sound. Notes really jump off the sound board. Explosive, big voice and chop. Hard to put it down. Beyond Beast sound, no doubt about it.

Here's a link to Skip playing this F-5; https://vimeo.com/166750123

Brand new mandolin offered with builder Limited Warranty and shaped Guardian case.

Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $5,999.95

2016 Greene F-5 **SOLD**
2016 Greene F-5 **SOLD**

Nice!

2016 Greene F-5 **SOLD**More Details
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Brand new mandolin from a new builder, Mr. James Greene out of Rogersville, Tennessee. This fine F-5 is James' 5th mandolin. Impressive instrument and a true value in an American made f-style.

Specs: European Spruce top, Red Maple back/sides/ neck is a tobacco burst, spirit varnish finish. Single Ivoroid binding throughout, radiused Ebony fretboard, 1-1/8" nut width and tone bar bracing. Nickel hardware includes traditional tailpiece with hand engraved cover and Grover tuning gears. Topped off with a Mother-of-Pearl cross and vine inlay.

This mandolin sounds quite good right out of the box and features a dry, woody tone. Real traditional, mid-rangy voice. Power to spare and a strong chop. Once the European Spruce opens up, this mandolin will be a beast.

New mandolin without flaw or blemish. Includes hard shell case and builder warranty.

Trades considered on this fine, American made instrument.

Price: $2,999.95

2016 Collings MT-GT Wide Nut
2016 Collings MT-GT Wide Nut

Simply Sensational!

2016 Collings MT-GT Wide NutMore Details
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Way nice, upgraded Collings MT featuring gloss gloss top and wide neck options. Handsome dark burst too.

Specs; Ivoroid bound Engelmann Spruce top in a dark walnut sunburst gloss lacquer finish, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a satin lacquer finish. Adjustable Ebony bridge, radiused Ebony fretboard, 1-3/16" nut width, Gotoh tuning machines (thank goodness they are moving away from the crappy tuners they've been using for the past few years!!!) with Ivoroid knobs and cast tailpiece.

A delightful sounding mandolin that a deep, dark and woody tone. Provides plenty of pop and power and projects quite well. Wicked bluegrass chop.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Includes Collings case. Trades considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,299.95