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2010 Weber Vintage F
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Astounding Oval Hole!

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MandoMutt is quite excited about this delightful oval hole mandolin and rightly so. Definitely eye candy, no doubt, but the best thing about this mandolin is sound. This is a fantastic sounding instrument.

These Vintage Series mandolins are patterned after the 20's era oval holes and feature; old wood Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a burgundy `burst gloss lacquer finish with Ivoroid bindings throughout, double herringbone soundhole rosette, scalloped X-bracing, radiused Ebony fretboard and Abalone flowerpot headstock inlay. Also has pick up with end pin jack.

First thing that caught our attention is that this mandolin is loud, particularly for an oval hole. Must be the X-bracing, but whatever the reason, this is a loud instrument with great depth and clarity. Even provides a stout chop.

Near mint condition. Has moderate fret wear, otherwise, mint.

Offered with the original Weber shaped case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,249.95
Price: $2,999.95

2012 Breedlove American OF
Special / Sale Price - 2012 Breedlove American OF

American Made Value!

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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.

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 Gibson Doyle Lawson **SOLD**
2016 Gibson Doyle Lawson **SOLD**

Hoss!!!

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This fantastic offering is our first "re-designed" Doyle Lawson Signature F-5. Gibson has recently made some changes to the Lawson model that include; Adirondack Spruce top and radiused fingerboard. Difficult to believe, but Gibson has taken arguably their best Signature Series mandolin and made it even better.

Specs: Adirondack Spruce top, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona sunburst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, single bound fretboard and f-holes, radiused Ebony fretboard, 1-1/16" pearl nut and Abalone modified Fern peg head inlay. Gold hardware includes Grover tuning gears with pearl buttons and tailpiece engraved with "Gibson" and Doyle's signature.

If this example is an indication of what the "new" Lawson model's sound in general, it may well be considered one of Gibson's finest moments. Classic bluegrass sound, dry, woody and powerful. Evenly balanced across the spectrum. A killer mandolin right out of the box.

New condition without flaw or blemish. One stiff tuner shaft.

Includes a rectangular Gibson TKL case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made mandolin.

Price: $7,999.95

2016 Collings MT Wide Nut
2016 Collings MT Wide Nut

Simply Sensational!

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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
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Spectacular!!!

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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: $3,999.95
Price: $3,499.95

2014 Silverangel F-5
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

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
2016 Skip Kelley F-5

UNBELIEVABLE!

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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
2016 Greene F-5

Nice!

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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 Eastman MD-815V **SOLD**
2016 Eastman MD-815V **SOLD**

Sweet!

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Very nice Chinese built mandolin from Eastman Music Company. This model features a spectacular sunburst oil varnish finish and a Red Spruce top.

Specs; Solid Adirondack Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a hand rubbed oil varnish finish with 3-ply bindings throughout. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl position dots. Gold hardware includes Schaller tuners and Allen style cast tailpiece. This one also has a rare flowerpot inly on the headstock. Not a particularly good inlay, but it's the only Eastman we've seen with a flowerpot.

This is a brand new mandolin, acquired in a trade with an authorized Eastman dealer, however it's a "blemished" instrument. The finish was not allowed to properly cure prior to being placed in it's case and shipped from the factory, resulting in some fairly significant "case melt", mostly on the back and neck, but also shows to a much lesser extent on the top.

This is easily the the best sounding Eastman we've had at MandoMutt, which makes up for the case melt. Surprisingly strong sound, in fact, it doesn't even sound like an Eastman. Sounds more like a Northfield or Gibson. Features a dry, woody tone and excellent volume and pop. Outstanding bluegrass chop as well.

Includes Eastman semi-hard travel style case.

Price: $1,099.95