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2010 Weber Vintage F
2010 Weber Vintage F

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.

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

Pava Satin A-5 **SOLD**
Pava Satin A-5 **SOLD**

Eye Candy!

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Lovely little A-style mandolin that features very attractive woods, impeccable fit and finish and dynamic sound. An absolute value.

Specs; wide grained Adirondack Spruce top, highly figured Red Maple back/sides/neck, in a blonde satin lacquer finish with one-ply tortoise bound top. Radiused Ebony fretboard and nickel hardware includes cast Allen tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears, Mother-of-Pearl script headstock inlay and tone bar bracing.

Very impressive sound, right out of the box. Dry and woody with plenty of pop. Really strong mid-range and a big bluegrass chop.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Terrific set-up with low action and a comfortable neck.

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

Price: $1,999.95

2004 Duff F-5
Special / Sale Price - 2004 Duff F-5

Road Hoss!!!

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Remarkable instrument that features a wide open voice. Only our second Duff mandolin here at MandoMutt. This one has been played extensively and has the tone to show for it. Just returned from the shop for new frets and pro set up.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/ neck in a traditional sunburst varnished finish, 3-ply bound body and fretboard, single bound headstock, radiused Ebony fretboard, traditional engraved tailpiece, Gotoh tuning gears with ivoroid knobs, tone bar bracing and Flowerpot headstock inlay.

A high octane, traditional sounding mandolin featuring a dry, woody, well balanced tone and outstanding volume. Definitely shines as a bluegrass instrument. Big bluegrass chop.

Excellent-minus condition, with some rather significant playwear. Top shows scratches above and below fretboard from overzealous picking, along with other pings and dings as well. Back and headstock have some light scratches. Has a slight armrest footprint in the finish. Original pickguard was replaced with an abbreviated pickguard, which is not currently installed, but is included in the sale. Said guard has a slight bow.

Includes TKL Limited Edition shaped case. Trades gladly considered.

Price: $6,999.95
Price: $6,499.95

2016 Skip Kelley F-5 Vintage **SOLD**
2016 Skip Kelley F-5 Vintage **SOLD**

High Octane!!!

2016 Skip Kelley F-5 Vintage **SOLD**More Details
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First new Kelley F-5 we've had since around the time Adam Steffey received his (see the link on our Home Page to see Adam playing his Kelley mandolin at IBMA). This mandolin may be the strongest yet for Skip. It is built to specs from April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar F-5. This is Skip's 54th mandolin and his 2nd Vintage F-5.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, European Maple back/sides/neck in an antigue sunburst, hand rubbed stain and oil varnish finish, 3-ply bound body and headstock, single Ivoroid bound fretboard. Radiused Ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Also features Red Spruce tone bar bracing, hide glue assembly, Allen tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears.

Big, wide open, dynamic sound, Dry, woody tone. Extremely powerful mandolin. Monster chop. I played the Feb. 26, 1923 Loar a couple weeks back and I'd be willing to bet this mandolin sounds very similar and just as powerful. This is easily the best sounding brand new mandolin I've played.

We've had this off of the site for a few weeks, due to a couple issues with the Golden Age tuners. We had to replace the G.A.'s (dogs!) with Gotoh tuning machines. As a result, Skip and I are motivated to move this mandolin and price has been reduced by $500.

This is a brand new, 100% handcrafted instrument and is offered with builders Limited Warranty and shaped Guardian case with vintage green interior.

Trades are gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $5,499.95

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

2015 Pava Pro A-5
2015 Pava Pro A-5

Dandy Candy!

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Outstanding top of the line Pava, s/n 163. Lady is building some really good, relatively inexpensive mandolins. This fine example features flawless fit and finish, excellent appointments and stellar sound.

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

Sensational sound. Robust and powerful, with a warm, woody tone and well balanced. Big bluegrass chop. Sounds much bigger than it's price tag.

Near Mint condition with only a couple very light finish scratches, otherwise mint.

Includes new Premium TKL case hard shell case. Very nice case. Trades gladly considered on this fine made in America instrument.

Price: $2,749.95

2012 Collings MT Gloss Top **SOLD**
2012 Collings MT Gloss Top **SOLD**

Sweet A-5!

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Extra special, upgraded Collings MT with gloss top, Ivoroid bbinding and factory installed pick guard. Gorgeous woods and delicious sound.

Specs; Engelmann Spruce top in a caramel sunburst gloss lacquer finish, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a satin lacquer finish. Top is Ivoroid bound. Adjustable Ebony bridge, radiused Ebony fretboard and parallel tone bars. Nickel hardware includes tuning gears with Ivoroid buttons and cast Collings tailpiece.

A delightful sounding mandolin that a deep, dark and woody tone. Collings mandolins offer a more modern sound to my ear, but the MT leans a little more towards tradition, perhaps due in part to the Engelmann top. Also loud and responsive with a strong bluegrass chop.

Near mint condition overall. Very light fret wear, otherwise mint. Pristine.

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

Price: $2,099.95

2016 Gibson Doyle Lawson
2016 Gibson Doyle Lawson

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
2015 Girouard Talon 2-Pt

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

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