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2005 Bradley Hill F-5
Special / Sale Price - 2005 Bradley Hill F-5

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
Price: $2,299.95

2015 BRW MA-H2
Special / Sale Price - 2015 BRW MA-H2

Irresistible!

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Mighty fine A-style mandolin built by MandoMutt friend Ben Wilcox in Ohio. This is Ben's 120th mandolin and it's so very impressive. Ben's fit and finish work is second to none and this one provides sensational sound and has a delightful feel. Very easy to play. Seriously one of the best BRW's we've had.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a golden tobacco burst varnished finish, with 3-ply bindings throughout. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Custom BRW Ebony bridge, tone bar bracing, James tailpiece and Golden Age tuning machines with black buttons. Elegant M.O.P. torch headstock inlay.

Fantastic voicing, featuring a rich, dry, articulate tone with loads of woody pop and excellent not separation. In recent years, I'd say Ben's mandolins lean more into the modern camp, but this example is more of a dry, traditional sounding mandolin. Quite responsive as well. A fine bluegrass mandolin, but versatile as well.

Excellent-plus condition showing light play wear. Does have an area of light finish scratching likely from pinky fingernail below fretboard and minor fret wear. Otherwise mint.

Offered with a premium Cedar Creek shaped case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made musical instrument.

Price: $2,499.95
Price: $2,299.95

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 woody, dynamic tone. Articulate and versatile voice. Big bluegrass chop and excellent volume.

Excellent-plus to near mint condition. Has a few light finish scratches and a ping or two, but really clean for a 20+ year old. Headstock has a few string scratches. Pickguard is somewhat bowed with age. Almost no fretwear.

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

Price: $4,499.95

2016 Gibson MS Custom F-5
2016 Gibson MS Custom F-5

Turbocharged!

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Impressive Gibson mandolin. These F-5 mandolins are built exclusively for The Mandolin Store. It's basically a turbocharged F-5G that features upgrades; fully bound body and radiused fretboard with large fret wire. Stunning Maple back too.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in an iced tea burst, gloss lacquer finish. 3-ply bound top, single bound back, fretboard and headstock, radiused Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing, Flower pot headstock inlay and Grover tuning machines.

Fabulous sound features a dry, woody, classic Gibson tone. Excellent bluegrass mandolin with big volume and strong, percussive chop.

Like new condition. Tailpiece is a little cloudy, but we'll polish that out. Otherwise showroom clean.

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

Price: $5,499.95

2015 Gibson F-9
2015 Gibson F-9

Simply Sensational

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The current F-9 mandolin may well be the best under $5K ($4800 new) f-style mandolin available on the market today. Simply sensational. Previous owner buffed the satin finish to a semi-gloss. Nice.

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.

Beasty sound. Has that dry, woody classic Gibson tone with excellent balance, good volume and stout bluegrass chop.

Mint condition without flaw or blemish. Nice set up too.

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

Price: $3,149.95

2016 Skip Kelley F-5
2016 Skip Kelley F-5

HOSS!

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Okay, forget everything you've ever heard about X-braced mandolins. Skip Kelley is currently building the most incredible sounding mandolins on the entire planet and they feature 1850's California Redwood tops and Red Spruce X-bracing. Skips mandolins are always powerful and responsive, but the new X-braced stuff is roof raising, banjo slayin' powerful.

This fully loaded offering, s/n 58, is built to specs from April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar F-5. It's A-5 sister is currently in Adam Steffey's possession.

Specs: 160+ year old California Redwood top, Big Leaf Quilted Maple back and sides, Maple neck in a vintage burst, oil varnish finish, hide glue construction, 3-ply bindings on body, single bound fretboard and headstock, Ebony headstock overlay, radiused Ebony fretboard with gold EVO frets, engraved James tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears with pearl buttons.

Also features a very cool Birdseye Maple veneer on back of headstock and modified Fern (Gibson Doyle Lawson style) headstock inlay and black pearl "Kelley" inlay.

Very powerful with a warm, woody, wide open sound. Notes really jump off the sound board. Explosive bluegrass chop that will suck the sand from the sea shore. Beyond Beast sound, no doubt about it.

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

Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $6,499.95

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

Exquisite!!!

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Another super fine Collings mandolin that features Abalone Fern headstock inlay, impeccable Collings fit and finish and a spectacular voice.

Specs: Wide grained Adirondack Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a dark sunburst gloss lacquer finish, with 3-ply bindings throughout. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Fern headstock inlay and gold hardware includes cast Collings tailpiece and Gotoh tuning machines with black buttons.

Outstanding sound. Deep, dark and woody. Big volume and chunky chop. A new mandolin that sounds incredible right out of the box. Versatile instrument that's sure to please.

New condition without flaw or blemish.

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

Price: $5,999.95

2012 Collings MF-5
2012 Collings MF-5

Extraordinary!

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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: Nicely figured 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