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2015 Weber Yellowstone F-5
Special / Sale Price - 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
Price: $3,399.95

1987 Gibson F-5L
1987 Gibson F-5L

Sweet Instrument!

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This mandolin, I'm told, was the 7th built after Gibson purchased the Flatiron company, s/n 7007088 and label signed by Steve Carlson on August 18, 1987.

Sitka Spruce top, curly maple back/sides/neck in a light, ice tea sunburst gloss lacquer finish with 3-ply bindings throughout. Flat Ebony fretboard w/ scooped extension with faux frets and Mother-of-Pearl position dots. Gold hardware includes Schaller tuners w/ pearl knobs and engraved traditional tailpiece. Parallel tone bars and Abalone "Fern" headstock inlay round out the appointments.

Excellent tone; warm, woody and dry. Very good volume and big, beasty bluegrass chop. A well played, traditional sounding mandolin.

Excellent-plus condition overall. Does have maybe eight to ten small lacquer dings in the top, and perhaps a light scratch or three. Has a strap pin hole (yes, someone actually installed a strap pin on a scroll mandolin!) that has been filled. Currently has all original equipment with lone exception being frets which have been replaced with larger frets.

Includes original oblong case in decent, fully functional condition. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made Instrument.

Price: $4,999.95

2006 Kimble A-5
2006 Kimble A-5

Killer Sound!!!

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Super special A-5 handcrafted by Will Kimble. This example, s/n 103, Rocks the Casbah. One of Will's finest, in the Mutt's humble opinion. Really strong voice, extraordinary woods and light weight. Sure to please.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce Top, insane flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a light, vintage sunburst varnished finish. 3-ply bindings throughout, radiused Ebony fretboard, Abalone "Vine" headstock inlay, engraved James tailpiece, abbreviated tortoise style pickguard and Schaller tuning machines with Ivoroid buttons.

Dynamic tone, featuring dry, woody pop. Lot's of dry. Screaming `E' string, all the way up the neck. Quite responsive with a powerful bluegrass chop. A real crowd pleaser.

Near mint condition showing light play wear. A couple string scratches on the peghead and light fret wear. Nut may be a replacement. Very clean 10 year old mandolin.

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

Price: $4,349.95

1984 Kentucky KM-600
Special / Sale Price - 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
Price: $674.95

2004 Rigel A+ Deluxe
2004 Rigel A+ Deluxe

Animal!!!

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Exceptional one owner mandolin purchased directly from Pete Langdell in 2004. This fine offering features contemporary stylings, a terrific modern voice and a one piece Maple back.

Specs: Solid select Spruce top, Maple back/sides/neck in a chocolate burst gloss lacquer finish, radiused Ebony fretboard, Piezo plug and play pick up and gold hardware including cast tailpiece, factory installed pick-up (Schertler?) and Schaller tuning gears.

Deep, dark and warm tones, a killer chop and excellent volume. Sounds much richer than it's modest price tag. Best Rigel we've had. Fantastic set up too.

Excellent-plus condition showing only light playwear, primarily superficial finish scratches. Minor fret wear.

Includes original oblong tweed case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made mandolin.

Price: $1,649.95

2000/2005 Jamie Wiens F-5
Special / Sale Price - 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
Price: $6,999.95

2016 Kentucky KM-755 Amberburst **SOLD**
2016 Kentucky KM-755 Amberburst **SOLD**

Delightful!

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Specs: Solid Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in an Amberburst, gloss lacquer finish, single ply bound body and fretboard. Flat Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing, Gotoh tuning gears and vine headstock inlay.

Big, bold sound. Powerful mid-range. Excellent volume and sustain. Percussive bluegrass chop. Pro set up with low action.

As new condition without flaw or blemish.

Includes hard shell case. No trades on this one.

Price: $799.95

2009 Gibson F-5G Custom **SOLD**
2009 Gibson F-5G Custom **SOLD**

Outstanding Wideneck!

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Excellent David Harvey Custom Gibson that features the wide neck option with a 1-3/16" nut width. Also sports a pair of aftermarket upgrades; speed neck and EVO fret wire.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top in a tobacco sunburst gloss lacquer finish, figured Maple back/sides/neck in an antique brown gloss lacquer finish. Top is ivoroid bound. Flat Ebony fretboard with EVO fret wire and Mother-of-pearl position dots. Tone bar bracing, Mother-of-pearl flowerpot headstock inlay and nickel hardware including Grover tuning gears and traditional tailpiece engraved with "The Gibson".

Classic Gibson sound, warm, woody and dry. Features excellent balance across the strings and good volume. Big, percussive bluegrass chop.

Excellent overall condition. Top shows an area from end of treble f-hole to lower point that has a few finish cracks caused by mis-use of a Dampit. Also appears to be a small area of very faint finish checking to the upper side of the tailpiece. Otherwise, body shows light scratching and perhaps a ping or three and back side of lower point has a small spot where the finish is worn away. Headstock shows some minor wear from a clip-on tuner. L.R. Baggs pickup has been removed, but included in the case compartment.

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

Price: $3,599.95

2013 Collings MT-GT **SOLD**
2013 Collings MT-GT **SOLD**

Honey Amber!!

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Sho nuff hard to beat a Collings mandolin with the Honey Amber finish and Tortoise bindings. Seriously scrumptious eye candy. This handsome jewel also features a gloss top and one piece Maple back.

Specs; Wide grained Engelmann Spruce gloss top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a satin finish with Tortoise bound top. Radiused Ebony fretboard, 1-1/8" nut width, Ebony full contact bridge and parallel tone bars. Nickel hardware includes cast tailpiece and tuners with black knobs.

A delightful sounding mandolin with a rich, dry 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 chunky chop.

Near Mint condition. Has a couple small impressions in the top and very minor fret wear, otherwise mint. Strap pin added by previous owner. Excellent set up.

Includes original Collings hard shell case with green interior. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $1,999.95

2002 Collings MT-2H
2002 Collings MT-2H

Hoss!

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Early Collings mandolin, s/n 212, which places build date in late 2002. The `H' designation stands for Hard Maple I believe. This fine A-style features a lovely one piece back, handsome dark burst and killer sound.

Specs: Adirondack Spruce top, Maple back/sides/neck in a dark sunburst gloss lacquer finish w/ 3-ply bindings everywhere, radiused Ebony fretboard, gold hardware including Schaller tuning machines and a traditional tailpiece.

Big, fat sound. Warm, woody and deep tones. Loud and responsive. Has a powerful woofy chop. Low action, plays easy.

Excellent to Excellent-minus condition. Does have some wear including several microphone dings in the top and finish wear around f-holes. Finish is somewhat foggy where arm rests. Gold plating is mostly worn off of the tailpiece cover. Back has some very light button marks, barely visible. Headstock has a few string scratches and nicks around the edges from clip-on tuner. Moderate fret wear.

Includes Canadian hard case. Trades are welcome on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,499.95

2017 Skip Kelley A-5 **SOLD**
2017 Skip Kelley A-5 **SOLD**

Beast!!!!!!

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Brand new A style mandolin, s/n 59 from our favorite small shop builder, Skip Kelley. Skip is currently building most of his mandolins with 1850's California Redwood tops and Adirondack Spruce X-bracing. The combination provides an incredible bluegrass instrument with extraordinary power and tone. Adam Steffey currently has an A-5 cousin to this mandolin.

Specs: 160+ year old California Redwood top, Big Leaf Quilted Maple back and sides, Hard Maple, 3 piece neck in a vintage burst, hand rubbed oil varnish finish, hide glue construction, 3-ply tortoise side bound body, fretboard and headstock, radiused Ebony fretboard and unique 4 leaf Clover headstock inlay. Gold hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears with black buttons.

Dynamic sound features warm, wood and complex tones. Explosive volume and thunderous chop that you can feel all the way to your toes. Beyond Beast sound, no doubt about it.

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

Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,249.95

2017 Skip Kelley F-5 Vintage
2017 Skip Kelley F-5 Vintage

Killer Sound!

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Exceptionally strong Kelley F-5, s/n 60, that features: one piece Maple back, light distressing and built to specs from April 25, 1923 Lloyd Loar F-5.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, Big Leaf Maple back and sides, Hard Maple neck in an antique sunburst, hand rubbed stain and satin oil varnish finish, 3-ply side bound body, single ply Rippled Ivoroid bound fretboard and headstock. Flat Ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Also features Red Spruce tone bar bracing, hide glue assembly, "speed" neck and black Mother-of-Pearl headstock inlay. Gold hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and Gotoh tuning gears with aged buttons.

Big, wide open, vintage sound, Dry, woody tone. Extremely powerful mandolin. Monster chop. Tremendous sound, right out of the box.

This is a brand new, 100% handcrafted instrument and is offered with builders Limited Warranty and rectangular TKL case.

Trades are gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $5,499.95

2014 Daley Classic F-5
2014 Daley Classic F-5

Gibson on Steroids!

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Handcrafted by Sim Daley, a former Gibson builder. Daley was one of the primary reasons that Derrington era Gibsons are consistently sensational. Pre-owned Daley mandolins are rarely available for purchase, and, we are told, Sim is no longer building mandolins, which will make them even harder to come by.

Specs; Engelmann Spruce top, Curly Maple back/sides/neck in a dark sunburst satin finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard and Flower Pot headstock inlay. Nickel hardware includes Grover tuning gears and engraved James tailpiece.

Very strong sound. Dry, woody and dynamic, this mandolin rocks. Stellar mid-range "pop". Powerful and responsive and well balanced. Killer chop. Sensational bluegrass mandolin.

Excellent-plus condition overall. Has a few pick scratches and "pinky shine" below fretboard, a couple dings on the f-hole edges, scroll shows numerous dings (as seen in photos), back of peg head shows a nick or two from clip-on tuner and light fret wear.

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

Price: $5,999.95

2009 Mowry A-5 **SOLD**
2009 Mowry A-5 **SOLD**

Eye Candy!!!

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Man, is this one firing on all cylinders or what? All the bling one could possibly ask for...and more. The headstock alone is worth the admission price. And the Maple back, wow. Breathtaking. Top shelf all the way.

Specs; Engelmann Spruce top, Quilted Maple back/sides/neck in a blonde, varnished finish with 3-ply tortoise bindings everywhere. Body has 3-ply top/back/sides. Flat ebony fretboard with block inlays, tone bar bracing and gold hardware includes a custom engraved James tailpiece and Waverly tuning machines with pearl buttons.

Elegant headstock features Amroya Burl and Ebony with Art Deco headstock inlay.

Sweet toned instrument featuring even, clean notation and clarity. Lovely voice. Excellent volume, good chop.

Near mint condition. Has a scrapes on back of headstock from clip-on and very minor fret wear. A couple tiny marks on the top.

Includes what I'm told is the original case, a TKL that is in kind of rugged shape, but fully functional. Why is it the so many small shop builders make these incredible multi-thousand dollar instruments and ship them out in dreadful cases? This particular gem has it all...except the case. Ick.

Trades gladly considered on the fine, American made instrument.

Price: $2,999.95

1992 Gibson F-5G
1992 Gibson F-5G

Road Warrior!

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Early F-5G model, signed label by Steve Carlson August 3, 1992. Features a handsome dark sunburst finish and lovely Maple back.

Specs; solid Sitka Spruce top in a dark sunburst gloss lacquer finish, highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in Sheraton brown gloss lacquer finish. Top is ivoroid bound. Flat Ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl position dots and scooped and nickel hardware including Grover tuning gears and traditional tailpiece engraved with "The Gibson". Mother-of-pearl flowerpot headstock inlay.

Very good sounding 90's Gibson featuring a dry, crisp and warm tone combined with an excellent bluegrass chop. Strong `A' string.

Excellent-minus overall condition. Top shows "pinky wear", a few tiny dings and finish checking. Back has a pair of small areas of exposed wood and some scrapes in finish near the bottom edge. Also has a couple areas "button rash", but very light. Finish chipped in several small areas on back/side edges and on both points. Headstock edges have clip-on tuner rash and string winder rash from careless use by some Mo-Mo.

Frets are in excellent shape, and action is low. May have had a pro tune up recently. Plays well. Finish removed from back of neck, speed neck, which appears to be a pro job as well.

Includes a basic hard shell case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made mandolin.

Price: $2,499.95

2011 Eastman MD-505
2011 Eastman MD-505

Nice!

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Excellent Chinese built A-5 featuring solid woods, a handsome classic chocolate finish and a price tag that won't break the bank.

Specs: Solid Spruce top, figured Maple back/sides/neck in a chocolate gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bound top, Radiused Ebony fretboard with single ply Ivoroid binding. Parallel tone bar bracing and nickel hardware includes cast tailpiece and Schaller tuning gears.

Excellent-minus condition. Top has finish blemishes around bridge base. Three spots from 1/8" to 1/4" in dia where top coat and finish is worn/damaged down to the wood. Top coat scraped (bridge footprint) where bridge has been moved to correct intonation. Area at lower f-hole where finish is worn to wood. Top also shows several finish checks around bridge base. Finish removed from back of neck for "speed neck".

More to come, stay TUNED!!!

Includes Eastman Travelite style case.

Price: $449.95