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2004 Gibson Doyle Lawson
2004 Gibson Doyle Lawson

Wicked Good!

2004 Gibson Doyle LawsonMore Details
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Exceptional and unique Doyle Lawson Signature Series model that features;
-one piece Maple back. Danny Roberts told me that Gibson only made a few DL's with the one piece back.
-Original leather Gibson case. Initially, Gibson offered the leather case with the DL model, however the cases were so nice that dealers were keeping the cases and selling the DL in a TKL or whatever, so Gibson stopped shipping the DL in the leather cases.

Specs; solid select Spruce top, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona sunburst, gloss lacquer finish. Body and headstock feature 3-ply (w/b/w) bindings, single ply bound fretboard and f-holes. Gold hardware includes engraved tailpiece and etched Grover tuning gears with pearl knobs.

Also has a aftermarket Ebony armrest and tortoise style pickguard, professionally installed. Current owner removed it a couple years back, but it will be included in the sale.

Deep and woody tone with dry mid-range "pop". Very traditional sounding. Tons of sustain and volume. I owned one of these for six years and this one is more powerful. Killer bluegrass chop.

Overall, she's in excellent-plus condition with only light play wear. Superficial blemishes only, however, at one point the top sank ever so slightly from end of fretboard towards the bridge. Mandolin was sent to Gibson around eight years ago, where Danny Roberts had the bridge base replaced with a solid bridge base (no middle cut-out) and humidified the instrument which raised the top somewhat.

This mandolin belonged to a friend of mine for the past eight years, so I've seen her often. During this time, the mandolin has been properly humidified and top has stabilized without any further issue.

Trades gladly considered on this fine Gibson Signature Series, made in America mandolin.

Price: $5,499.95

2012 Kentucky KM-5000 **SOLD**
2012 Kentucky KM-5000 **SOLD**

Bill Monroe Centennial Edition

2012 Kentucky KM-5000 **SOLD**More 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

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!

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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 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 (free!) and significant wear.

Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $12,499.95

2013 The Loar LM-700VS **SOLD**
2013 The Loar LM-700VS **SOLD**

Hot Rod!

2013 The Loar LM-700VS **SOLD**More 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.pecs; 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!

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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

2004 Collings MT-2 **SOLD**
2004 Collings MT-2 **SOLD**

Beasty!

2004 Collings MT-2 **SOLD**More Details
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Relatively early MT-2. Collings started fabricating mandolins in 2000 and this example, s/n 408, dates to early 2004. Very impressive A-5 style mandolin featuring remarkably fine cosmetic condition and exceptional sound.

Features; Adirondack Spruce top, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a traditional sunburst gloss lacquer finish w/ 3-ply bindings throughout, radiused Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing and gold hardware includes Gotoh tuning machines and a cast (Allen style) tailpiece.

As mentioned, this MT-2 provides exceptional sound. Definitely a cut above the rest of the MT-2 pack. In fact, this one sounds more like a good varnished MT-2. Fuller and richer tones than other standard MT-2's we've had. May just sound better because it's been played for ten years.

Been played, but doesn't look like it. Quite clean. Other than a little fret wear and a pair of light marks in the finish on side, likely from an arm rest, this mandolin would be dead mint. We'll settle at near mint condition overall.

Offered with original Collings case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,399.95

2014 Pava Pro
2014 Pava Pro

Grrrrrr8!!!

2014 Pava ProMore Details
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We've heard a lot about Pava mandolins and this is the first we've had. Built by luthier Pava Knezevic at Tom Ellis' shop. Very well built and a strong voice.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, figured Red Maple one piece back, Maple sides and neck, traditional sunburst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bound body, single bound fretboard and headstock. Radiused Ebony fretboard and nickle hardware includes James tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears. Unique and elegant Mother-of-Pearl headstock inlay.

Very impressive sound, right out of the box. I'm thinking these mandolins might give the Ellis A-5's a serious run for the money, quite frankly. Dynamic and powerful. Really strong mid-range. Big bluegrass chop. When this mandolin matures....

New condition without flaw or blemish. Acquired in a trade with another dealer. Offered as a used instrument.

Includes Canadian hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine made in America instrument.

Price: $2,849.95

2014 Weber Gallatin Mandocello
2014 Weber Gallatin Mandocello

Nice!!

2014 Weber Gallatin MandocelloMore Details
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Cool oval ("D") hole mandocello built by those wacky Weber folks. Just acquired in trade with another dealer. New, but offered as a pre-owned instrument.

Specs; Hand graduated solid Spruce top, Mahogany back/sides/neck in Weber's Faded Leather satin finish, radiused Ebony fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl "diamond" position inlays, 24-3/4" scale length, 1-5/8" nut width, Weber cast tailpiece and nickel Grover tuning gears.

Like new condition, however the top does have a tiny ding on the treble side, near edge. No other flaws or blemishes.

Offered with Weber Deluxe hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,749.95

2014 Pava Player A-5
2014 Pava Player A-5

Firecracker!

2014 Pava Player A-5More Details
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MandoMutt's second Pava mandolin and it's just as impressive as the first. Great fit and finish, very good appointments and dynamic sound.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, figured Red Maple one piece back, Maple sides and neck, traditional sunburst gloss lacquer finish and single ply bound body. Radiused Ebony fretboard and nickel hardware includes cast Allen tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears and Mother-of-Pearl script headstock inlay.

Very impressive sound, right out of the box. I'm thinking these mandolins might give the Ellis A-5's a serious run for the money, quite frankly. Dynamic and powerful. Really strong mid-range. Big bluegrass chop.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Acquired in a trade with another dealer. Offered as a used instrument.

Includes Canadian hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine made in America instrument.

Price: $2,499.95

2014 Newson A-5
2014 Newson A-5

Hoss!

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Powerful good mandolin handcrafted by Paul Newson in Manton, Michigan. Mr. Newson has been building since 1980 and, according to this mandolins owner, this may well be the last A-5 he'll make.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, figured one piece Maple back, Maple sides and neck in a traditional sunburst hand rubbed varnish finish. Body is side bound, 3-ply bindings (w/b/w), single ply headstock and fretboard binding, radiused Ebony fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl position dots. Fleur-de-lis headstock inlays, engraved James tailpiece and Golden Age tuning machines. 1-3/16" nut width.

Exceptional voice, that will blow the socks off just about anything in it's price range. And it has yet to mature. Very responsive. Dry, woody and powerful. Really strong mid-range but well balanced. Beasty bluegrass chop.

One tiny ding on the back, otherwise mint condition. Finish removed from neck (speed neck).

We have this special order mandolin on consignment, but we will consider the right trade. Offered with a TKL hard shell case.

Price: $2,499.95