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2011 Eastman MD-505
2011 Eastman MD-505


2011 Eastman MD-505More Details
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.

Outstanding sound. Nice woody "pop" and big volume and chop. The best under $500 mandolin MandoMutt has had and perhaps the very best Eastman. Quitey impressive. I have half a mind to just keep this little booger.

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".

Includes Eastman Travelite style case.

Price: $449.95

2017 Collings MF-5V Fern
2017 Collings MF-5V Fern


2017 Collings MF-5V FernMore Details
Another fabulous Collings mandolin that features a varnished finish, Abalone Fern headstock inlay, Waverly tuning machines, James tailpiece and, of course, the impeccable Collings fit and finish.

Specs: Adirondack Spruce top, intensely flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a dark burst varnished finish with 3-ply bindings throughout. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Fern headstock inlay and gold hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and Waverly tuning machines with pearl buttons.

Beasty sound right out of the box. Dark, rich and woody. Big volume and chunky chop. Lengthy sustain and excellent balance Responsive.

New condition without flaw or blemish.

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

Price: $8,249.95

1999 Flatiron A-5 Artist
1999 Flatiron A-5 Artist

Red Hot!!!

1999 Flatiron A-5 ArtistMore Details
Terrific A-5 style mandolin, built in Nashville during the Derrington Era at Gibson. It features excellent appointments, X-bracing and a killer voice.

Specs: Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona sunburst gloss lacquer finish, 3-ply bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard, X-braced and Abalone modified Fern headstock inlay. Gold hardware includes engraved traditional tailpiece and Schaller tuning gears.

This is a strong mandolin featuring an excellent mid-range and clear, cutting highs. Articulate voice with plus volume and a good bluegrass chop. Reminiscent of the pre-Gibson Montana Flatirons.

Excellent overall condition with some play wear, but not much considering she's 18 years old. Top has some light scratching and a few pings. A series of blemishes next to the tailpiece. Back has a small area, about half the size of a dime, with button rash. Headstock has some string scratches and clip-on tuner scars. Minimal fret wear. At one time this mandolin had a strap pin installed on the neck which has since been removed, however the screw hole remains.

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

Price: $2,249.95

2017 Pava Player A-5
2017 Pava Player A-5

Hot Blonde!

2017 Pava Player A-5More Details
Poor man's Ellis, built by Pava Knezevic in the Ellis shop in Austin Tx. We hear that she's actually building the Ellis mandolins these days as well. Acquired in trade with another dealer, this is a brand new instrument, offered as pre-owned. It features a stunning blonde finish and one piece Maple back.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, flamed Maple one piece back, Maple sides and neck, blonde gloss lacquer finish and tortoise bound body. Radiused Ebony fretboard, parallel tone bars 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. Dry and woody with plenty of pop. Perhaps not as deep sounding as an Ellis, but I don't know. Outstanding volume and a big bluegrass chop.

New condition without flaw or blemish.

Includes black Superior fiberglass case. Trades gladly considered on this fine made in America instrument.

Price: $2,599.95

2010 Martin 00-18V **SOLD**
2010 Martin 00-18V **SOLD**

Super Sweet Small Body!

2010 Martin 00-18V **SOLD**More Details
Small body Martin with a big, big voice. Close your eyes and she almost sounds like a dread. Really impressive guitar.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top with, Mahogany back/sides/neck with Tortoise bindings, scalloped bracing, modified `V' neck, Ebony fretboard and bridge, vintage style open back tuning gears with butterbean knobs, 1-3/4" nut width and so forth. Pro installed L.R. Baggs and strap pin.

Heavenly sounding guitar featuring that dry, woody Martin Mahogany tone. Excellent volume and bass response for a small body. Sweet highs. Nice setup, plays easy and very light weight.

Near mint condition, showing only very light play wear. Basically a couple tiny mic pings and perhaps a pick mark or three.

Includes Martin Geib 534 case with brown interior. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $1,999.95

2014 Northfield NF-F5M Big Mon
2014 Northfield NF-F5M Big Mon


2014 Northfield NF-F5M Big MonMore Details
Super nice Northfield Big Mon model. This one features a highly figured one piece Maple back, modern setup combined with a remarkable traditional bluegrass sound.

Specs; Premium Adirondack Spruce top, Premium Red Maple back/sides/neck in a blonde hybrid varnish finish, 3-ply tortoise bindings throughout, tone bar bracing, radiused Ebony fretboard and bridge, Schaller tuning gears with Ebony knobs, engraved James tailpiece and vine headstock inlay. Violin varnished neck, 1-3/16" nut width, professionally installed pick up (possibly K & K) and abbreviated Ebony pickguard also triple bound.

Traditional sound featuring a dry, woody tone with excellent balance and sustain. Plenty of volume and a monster bluegrass chop.

Excellent-plus condition overall. Does have some play wear with a smallish ding or three on the top and a few superficial finish scratches on back. Clip-on tuner blemishes on the back of headstock and light fretwear.

Includes a Loar copy oblong case with vintage green interior. Trades gladly considered.

Price: $3,499.95

2016 Collings MT-2V Custom
2016 Collings MT-2V Custom

Tangerine Dream!!!

2016 Collings MT-2V CustomMore Details
Extraordinary varnished Collings A-style mandolin. Talk about eye candy. Holy cow. This fine example, s/n 2743, features the custom Tangerine Burst, incredible one piece back and Waverly tuning gears, combined with a delightful voice.

Specs: Premium Adirondack Spruce top, Sugar Maple one piece back, Maple sides and neck in the tangerine burst varnish finish with 3-ply Tortoise bindings throughout. Radius Ebony fretboard, Ebony adjustable bridge, Mother-of-Pearl "Vine" headstock inlay, cast Collings tailpiece, abbreviated Ebony pickguard and silver Waverly tuning gears with Ebony knobs.

Rich, dynamic sounding mandolin, well balanced with excellent note definition. Big volume and a stout, woody bluegrass chop. Versatile as well, should be suitable for just about any genre.

Near mint condition. Back corner of headstock has a tiny scrape along edge and frets have very minor wear. Otherwise mint. Body is without flaw or blemish. Includes Collings hard shell case with olive interior.

Trades gladly considered on this fine american made instrument.

Price: $3,999.95

2016 Martin 000-15 Special
2016 Martin 000-15 Special

Sitka Spruce Top!

2016 Martin 000-15 SpecialMore Details
Outstanding 15 series Martin Limited Edition that features a Sitka Spruce top, handsome Mahogany back, delightful sound and is an easy player. Simply sensational!

Specs: Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back/sides/neck in a natural Satin lacquer finish, Rosewood fretboard with Diamonds and Squares inays, Rosewood bridge, 1-11/16" bone nut, X-bracing and vintage style tuning gears with butterbean knobs.

Outstanding sound that features a dry, crisp tone with excellent tonal clarity and big volume. Low profile oval neck makes for some easy pickin'.

Mint condition without flaw or blemish.

Price: $999.95