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2005 Bradley Hill F-5 **SOLD**
2005 Bradley Hill F-5 **SOLD**

Stanley Tone Model

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In the brief time that Bradly Hill was building mandolins, he cultivated a reputation as an outstanding builder that handcrafted exceptional bluegrass mandolins at very reasonable prices. Brad is not building at this time and his stuff is somewhat rare. He built only around 30 mandolins, so you just don't see them available for purchase very often.

This is a Stanley Tone model and is the 9th mandolin built by Brad. It features excellent fit and finish work and an outstanding traditional sound.

Specs: Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/ neck in a Sweet Tea sunburst gloss lacquer finish. 3-ply bound top, Flat Ebony fretboard with scooped extension. Nickle hardware includes an Allen style cast tailpiece and Schaller tuning gears.

It would prove difficult to find a better sounding F-5 in this price tier. Woody and dry, classic bluegrass tone. Evenly balanced with excellent volume and a powerful chop. A beast that will hold it's own in a jam with boomy Martin's and obnoxious banjos.

Excellent-minus to Excellent condition. Top has several lacquer dings and indention marks/scratches. Headstock shows several string scratches. Minor fretwear.

Offered with new TKL Prestige hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made mandolin.

Price: $2,499.95

2015 Weber Yellowstone F-5
2015 Weber Yellowstone F-5

Red Spruce Top!!!

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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

1984 Kentucky KM-600
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

1994 Flatiron Custom F-5
1994 Flatiron Custom F-5

Fantastic Flatty!

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Exceptional mandolin, built in Bozeman MT., signed by Bruce Weber. This fine instrument features Mother-of-Pearl block inlays on the fretboard, a Loar period pickguard and sensational sound.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona burst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bound body and headstock, single ply fretboard binding and tone bar bracing. Radiused Ebony fretboard with block inlays, Schaller tuning gears and flower pot headstock inlay.

Classic Flatiron sound with a dry, woody, dynamic tone. Articulate and versatile voice. Big bluegrass chop and excellent volume.

Excellent-plus condition. Has a few light finish scratches and a ping or two, but really clean for a 20+ year old. Two scratches on bottom side, between tailpiece and lower point. Headstock has a few string scratches. Pickguard is somewhat bowed with age.

Just returned from a vacation at The Luthiers Workshop in Hillsborough, NC. Fretboard was planed due to slight hump. Refret and set up.

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

Price: $4,999.95

2016 Collings MF-5V Fern **SOLD**
2016 Collings MF-5V Fern **SOLD**

Elegante!!!!

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Another fabulous Collings mandolin that features a varnished finish, Abalone Fern headstock inlay, Waverly tuning machines, 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 cast Collings tailpiece and Waverly tuning machines with pearl buttons.

Beasty sound right out of the box. Dark, warm 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 Collings MF-5 **SOLD**
2012 Collings MF-5 **SOLD**

Remarkable!

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Prior to 2016, we went several years without having a single MF-5. Currently we have a pair in stock and have had two others this year. This fine offering features a stunning one piece Maple back, powerful bluegrass voice and is showroom clean.

Specs: Adirondack Spruce top, intensely flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona burst gloss lacquer finish, with 3-ply bindings throughout. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Collings "vine" headstock inlay, E and nickel hardware includes cast Collings tailpiece and tuning machines with black buttons.

Dry, woody and rich toned. Not as dark as your typical Collings, leaning a little more towards traditional tones with a powerful mid-range "pop". Excellent volume and tight, percussive chop.

Tiny amount of fret wear, otherwise mint condition. Extremely clean. Original Ivoroid tuner buttons were replaced with black buttons by previous owner. Originals are included in the case compartment.

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

Price: $5,499.95

2009 Collings MT
2009 Collings MT

Simply Stellar!

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Sensational standard Collings MT, that features lovely woods and a remarkable voice. The MT is Collings' "entry level" mandolin, but this model is an extraordinary "entry level" that has been played regularly and has opened up quite nicely.

Specs; Engelmann Spruce top, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a dark sunburst satin finish, with tortoise bound top. Radiused Ebony fretboard, 1-1/8" nut width and tone bar bracing. Nickel hardware includes cast tailpiece and Elite tuning machines with black knobs.

A delightful sounding mandolin that has a deep, dry and woody tone. This one is a step above the standard MT pack to my ears. Powerful and responsive and provides a wicked chop.

Excellent-minus to Excellent condition, showing some signs of play wear. Top has a few small pings and light finish scratches and back shows a few button marks. The satin finish is glossy in several areas from being played; where the arm rests, back of neck, below the fretboard and on the back. Headstock shows scuffs and marks from careless use of a string winder. Several tuner buttons are slightly scarred as well. Has some fret wear, but still plenty of life remaining.

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

Price: $1,649.95

2014 Gibson F-9 **SOLD**
2014 Gibson F-9 **SOLD**

Ho-Ho-Ho!

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The recent F-9's coming out of Nashville are simply outstanding and consistently good. This fine example is no exception. It features top shelf woods, a handsome sunburst finish and an exceptional voice.

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

Excellent bluegrass sound with a warm, woody classic Gibson tone, nicely balanced, good volume and chunky chop.

Excellent-plus to Near Mint condition, showing some superficial pick marks and slight "pinky shine" below fretboard, a string scratch or two of the headstock and lower point has a tiny chip on the back side. Minor fret wear.

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

Price: $3,249.95

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

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

2003 Weber Fern
2003 Weber Fern

Majestic!

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Only the second Weber Fern we've had at MandoMutt and our first in around twelve years. This one is quite clean and features a sumptuous one piece back and pearl tuner buttons.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona burst gloss llacquer finish with 3-ply bindings on body and headstock, one ply bound fretboard, radiused Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing, gold Schaller tuning machines with pearl buttons and Fern headstock inlay.

Excellent-plus to near mint condition with only a few superficial finish scratches. Very minor fretwear, nearly none.

Fabulous tone, warm and woody with nice dry "pop". Killer `A' string. Good volume and strong bluegrass chop. Articulate and versatile voice.

Includes rectangular Weber hard shell case that has some scratches. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,499.95

2016 Gibson F-5 Custom Gold Top
2016 Gibson F-5 Custom Gold Top

Extraordinary!!!!

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Eye Candy. This Custom Gibson is remarkable in every way featuring a unique Les Paul style gloss Gold Top that has a rich beauty that our photos fail to capture (in fact, this was a very difficult mandolin to photograph), combined with a majestic voice. Other custom appointments and upgrades include a Wide Neck, radiused fretboard a large fret wire.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top in a Gold gloss lacquer finish and highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a dark chocolate gloss lacquer finish. Top is triple bound with single Ivoroid bound fretboard. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with large fret wire, 1-3/16" nut width, tone bar bracing, Grover tuning gears and Flowerpot headstock inlay.

Big, bossy sound highlighted by a warm, woody tone and outstanding volume and sustain. Percussive chop. This fine Gibson is sure to please and impress on stage, studio or parking lot jams.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Excellent set up.

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

Price: $4,999.95

2007 Poe Grand F-4
2007 Poe Grand F-4

Stunning!

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Personally, I'm not an oval hole kinda guy, but it's sure hard to find fault with this tasty treat. MandoMutt's first mandolin built by Andy Poe and it's quite impressive to say the least. It's immediately obvious that this fella knows precisely what he's doing. Definitely an instrument to drool over.

This special mandolin, s/n 13, was patterned after Mike Compton's Gilchrist F-4 and features top shelf woods and appointments, a first rate fit and finish and a marvelous voice. Considering Andy's current pricing, it would cost $5100 to have him build an identical Grand F-4 and you'd have to wait.....until at least 2018!

Specs: Adirondack Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a vintage burst (think 20's Gibson F-4) finish, one ply Ivoroid binding throughout, flat Ebony fretboard, 1-1/8" pearl nut, flower pot headstock inlay, James tailpiece and Gibson Grover tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons.

A sensational sounding mandolin that features a warm, woody, resonate tone and remarkable note definition. Real vintage voice and feel and an easy player with low action. A delightful instrument to play and difficult to put down.

Excellent condition (perhaps even a shade toward EC-) overall, but does have some play wear, primarily light marks and a few pings in the thin varnish. Back shows footprint from an arm rest, but surprisingly doesn't show on the top. Headstock shows some light string marks and a small ding and a mark from clip-on tuner on the back side. Some fret wear, but definitely on the light side.

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

Price: $3,499.95

2016 Eastman MD-515
2016 Eastman MD-515

Nice!

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In the under $1K club, these little pac-rim gems are hard to beat. This one has an extra special voice, in fact, it seems to sound better than most of the 815 and 915's we've had.

Specs: Solid, hand carved Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in the classic gloss lacquer finish, Ivoroid bound top and tone bar barcing. Radiused Ebony fretboard with M.O.P. position dots and Nickel hardware includes Schaller tuners and Allen style cast tailpiece.

You won't have any trouble being heard in a jam setting with this little hoss. Nice open, woody tone and strong bluegrass chop. Really strong bluegrass sound, much richer than it's modest price tag.

Excellent condition overall with a few light pick marks and superficial finish scratches. Finish is marred at area where arm rests. Finish top coat is blemished from previous owner playing while having repellent on his arm, in an area approximately 1-1/2" by 1". Could be covered up with an arm rest. Minor fret wear.

Includes hard shell case. No trades on this one.

Price: $699.95