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2012 Skip Kelley A-5
2012 Skip Kelley A-5

Light Weight, BIG Voice!!!

2012 Skip Kelley A-5More Details
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We sold this mandolin, s/n 38, new a couple of years back. Just got it back on Consignment, as owner has decided to purchase a new Gibson Fern. All Kelley mandolins are strong and powerful, but this one strikes us as one of his most responsive to date.

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 with an exceptional mid-range and clear, cutting highs. Big, bossy bluegrass chop. Lightweight, but powerful. Excellent choice for bluegrass music. Will excel on stage, in studio or parking lot picking.

Like new condition. Has one blemish on the top where the stain did something a little weird in an area near the bass f-hole, approximately 1/4" in diameter. You'd probably never notice it if I hadn't mentioned it.

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

Price: $2,399.95

2012 Kentucky KM-5000
Special / Sale Price - 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
Price: $2,099.95

2000 Weber Big Sky **SOLD**
2000 Weber Big Sky **SOLD**

Delightful!

2000 Weber Big Sky **SOLD**More Details
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We've had quite a few Sound to Earth instruments here at the Mutt, but this is our very first Big Sky model. It's a retired X-braced model, that was Weber's top-of-the-line offering at one time. Very nice instrument with unique stylings, excellent appointments and very good sound.

Specs; tight grained Sitka (we think) Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a traditional tobacco burst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bindings on body and headstock, single ply bound fretboard. Radiused Ebony fretboard features Celtic style position inlays and large fret wire and Ebony Brekke(?) bridge.

Celtic style headstock inlays. Gold hardware includes Deluxe Schaller tuning gears with pearl buttons and cast Weber tailpiece.

Excellent to Exc+ condition. Shows some light play wear, basically superficial finish scratches and hazing. Fairly recent re-fret with light fret wear. 1/8+/- dia. chip in top coat on lower point. Looks like the tailpiece may not be original as finish has a footprint from the original that was likely a traditional style tailpiece. Neck has a well worn area in the finish approximately an inch in length from thumb. Headstock has some light string scratches. Overall, she's quite clean for a 14+ year old instrument.

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

Price: $2,999.95

2005 Weber Bridger
Special / Sale Price - 2005 Weber Bridger

Sweet Blonde!

2005 Weber BridgerMore Details
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Very first Bridger model we've had at MandoMutt. Cool arched top, tear drop shaped A-style with `D' shaped soundhole, modified X-bracing and unique sound.

Specs; very tight grained Sitka Spruce (or perhaps Cedar?) top with exquisitely bound soundhole, highly flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a blonde matte lacquer finish, 3-ply bindings border body and headstock and single ply Ivoroid bound fretboard.

Radiused Ebony fretboard with diamond position inlays and large fret wire, Ebony Brekke bridge and nickel hardware includes cast Weber tailpiece and Schaller tuning gears. Headstock features Ebony overlay, Weber logo and Celtic knot inlays.

Excellent overall condition, but does have a significant amount of pick marks and superficial finish scratches on body and headstock. Finish is very glossy in area on upper bout, perhaps where previous owners arm rested. Also has a "pinky shine" area below strings. Back of neck is rather glossy as well and finish is worn from thumb in an area about the size of a nickle where neck meets headstock. Minor fretwear.

Includes a hardshell case, but may not be original. I think Weber had started providing the nice, padded grey cases by 2005.

Trades gladly considered on this fine, American made instrument.

Price: $1,999.95
Price: $1,849.95

2006 Henderson F-5
2006 Henderson F-5

Beast!

2006 Henderson F-5More Details
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Another MandoMutt first. We've played a couple of these over the years, but this is the first Henderson we've offered for sale. This F-5, s/n 99 was built for Chase Joyner in 2006. The top was replaced by Wayne a couple years back, due to some sinkage that was apparently caused by the case it was housed in.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, one piece figured Maple back, Maple sides and neck, in a dark sunburst finish, 3-ply bound body, single bound fretboard and headstock. Radiused Ebony fretboard and adjustable bridge. Gold hardware includes traditional tailpiece and Schaller tuning gears. Elegant and unique headstock inlays.

Very traditional sounding bluegrass mandolin. Dry and woody. Emphasis on woody. Balanced tones and quite responsive. Powerful chop. We can certainly understand why Wayne's mandolins are so hard to come by. Definitely has Beyond Beast sound.

Excellent minus to Excellent condition. Fit and finish is a little rough around the bindings, as a result of top replacement. Finish is worn on treble side of the neck from nut to 5th fret or so. Headstock shows string scratches and finish blemishes from a clip-on tuner. Frets are perfect.

Includes well traveled oblong TKL. Case has stickers and significant wear.

Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $12,499.95

2013 Breedlove Premier 00 **SOLD**
2013 Breedlove Premier 00 **SOLD**

American Series

2013 Breedlove Premier 00 **SOLD**More Details
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Nice American made oval hole, arch top mandolin. Solid woods, good looks, well built and sounds wonderful. An absolute value.

Specs; solid Sitka Spuce top, solid Western Maple back and sides, Big Leaf Maple neck in a Vintage stain semi-gloss finish, radiused Ebony fretboard, cast tailpiece and nickle Gotoh tuning gears with black knobs.

First thing we noticed when we started playing this mandolin is it's volume. Loud and resonant. Deep and warm tone with excellent sustain. Versatile sound.

Mint condition without flaws or blemishes. Very clean.

Includes original Breedlove case.

Price: $674.95

2013 The Loar LM-700VS
2013 The Loar LM-700VS

Hot Rod!

2013 The Loar LM-700VSMore Details
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Hard to beat these little Chinese built gems. A lot of sound for the money. This one has been hot rodded with Cumberland Acoustics bridge, pick guard and polished Ebony truss rod cover. Additionally, fretboard extension has been professionally scooped.

Specs; Hand carved solid Spruce top, solid figured maple back/sides/neck in a tobacco sunburst gloss lacquer finish with 3-ply bindings throughout. Flat Ebony fretboard. Gold hardware includes engraved traditional tailpiece and Gotoh tuners and topped off with an exquisite Abalone "Fern" headstock inlay.

Excellent sound. Rich and woody tones with plenty of bark and an excellent chop. Big volume, really projects. Will not disappoint.

Excellent condition, but does have some finish blemishes on the headstock. Previous owner had a luthier attempt to replace the original tuners with Waverly's (yes, it's true, $500 tuners on a $1200 mandolin!) the finish was scarred around several string posts. Other than that, she's definitely near mint with only ultra light play wear. Well over $100 in upgrades.

Includes original The Loar semi-hard case.

Price: $799.95

1954 Gibson EM-150
1954 Gibson EM-150

Cool Electric!

1954 Gibson EM-150More Details
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Interesting vintage hollow body, f-hole electric with tons of character. Just returned from our shop for a fret replacement and set up.

Specs; Spruce top, Maple back and sides in a sunburst gloss finish, Mahogany neck, single ply bound fretboard and body, Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays, Rosewood bridge and P-90 pick up.

All original with exception of missing pick guard and new frets and new bone nut. Tuners, bridge and clam shell tailpiece cover appear to be original. Originals are included. Original pick guard is missing. Strap pin mounted on neck heel somewhere in the past.

Excellent-minus condition overall, but not bad relative to it's age. Does show natural distressing, most notably on the top with areas of missing finish on both sides of bridge feet. Also has dings, pings, scratches and finish crazing. As mentioned, frets and nut have been replaced and fretboard required minor planing. No cracks.

Includes non-original hard shell case.

Price: $1,499.95