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2013 Ken Hooper F-5
2013 Ken Hooper F-5

Beast!

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Remarkable F-5 handcrafted by Ken Hooper (http://www.hooperguitars.com), out of Elkin, NC. Ken has an established and highly respected name in the acoustic guitar world. He has built several mandolins in addition to this example, built to Loar specs, being s/n 3.

Specs; Adirondack Spruce top, highly flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a lighter caramel sunburst, varnish finish. Single ply bound fretboard, 3-ply bindings on body and headstock. Radiused Ebony fretboard, modified vine headstock inlay and nickel hardware includes James tailpiece and Waverly tuning gears.

Traditional Loar-like sound featuring a dry woody tone, a strong chop and big, big volume. A banjo slayer with a Beyond Beast voice!

Excellent condition overall showing light play wear. Has a small ding or two and a few scratches on the top. Back shows one small area of button rash. Back of headstock is lightly scarred, likely from a clip-on tuner. Minor fret wear.

Includes Superior fiberglass case, white exterior, black interior. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,499.95

2016 Gibson F-5 Custom Gold Top
2016 Gibson F-5 Custom Gold Top

Extraordinary!!!!

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Eye Candy. This Custom Gibson is remarkable in every way featuring a unique Les Paul style gloss Gold Top that has a rich beauty that our photos fail to capture (in fact, this was a very difficult mandolin to photograph), combined with a majestic voice. Other custom appointments and upgrades include the wide neck option, radiused fretboard a large fret wire.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top in a Gold gloss lacquer finish and highly figured Maple back/sides/neck in a dark chocolate gloss lacquer finish. Top is triple bound with single Ivoroid bound fretboard. Radiused Rosewood fretboard with large fret wire, 1-3/16" nut width, tone bar bracing, Grover tuning gears and Flowerpot headstock inlay.

Big, bossy sound highlighted by a warm, woody tone and outstanding volume and sustain. Percussive chop. This fine Gibson is sure to please and impress on stage, studio or parking lot jams.

Mint condition without flaw or blemish. Excellent set up.

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

Price: $4,749.95

Calton Dreadnought Case ***SOLD**
Calton Dreadnought Case ***SOLD**

White/Silver

Calton Dreadnought Case ***SOLD**More Details
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Super nice made in Canada Calton case in very good condition. White exterior, silver interior.

Exterior has some scuffs and scrapes, a couple with missing paint (see photos) but still in good shape. Nothing serious. No case stickers. Metal Calton label has original owners name engraved. Inside of case is very clean.

Price: $599.95

2010 Martin 00-18V
2010 Martin 00-18V

Super Sweet Small Body!

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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. Bridge had been lifting, but recently re-attached.

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

Price: $1,999.95

2017 Skip Kelley A-5
2017 Skip Kelley A-5

Mighty Mando!!!

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Another sensational mandolin from MandoMutt's favorite builder, Skip Kelley. We've been selling Skip's mandolins exclusively since early 2009 and I think this is the first Engelmann topped mandolin we've had since s/n 18. Coincidentally that one was one of the best sounding mandolin's Skip has ever built. This offering is right there. Very strong.

Specs: Engelmann Spruce top, Big Leaf Maple one piece back, sides and necks, in a vintage burst, hand rubbed oil varnish finish, hide glue construction, 3-ply bindings throughout, radiused Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing and four leaf clover headstock inlay. Nickel hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and Gibson Grover tuning gears.

Spectacular sound featuring warm, deep and woody tones. Explosive volume and punchy bluegrass chop that you can feel all the way to your toes. A thumper.

Brand new mandolin, s/n 62, label signed 9/21/17. Offered with a Cedar Creek 2-pt mandolin case and builders Limited Warranty.

Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $3,249.95

2011 Weber Gallatin F
2011 Weber Gallatin F

Sweet!

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Marvelous Weber that features a lovely tone and a Spruce top at an affordable price point. Looks and sounds richer than it's price tag!

Specs: Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a Faded Leather finish. Radiused Ebony fretboard, Ebony Brekke bridge, parallel tone bar bracing and nickel hardware that includes cast Weber tailpiece and Schaller tuning gears.

Very impressive voice that features a dry, woody tone with excellent mid-range "pop". Powerful A-string. Very good volume. Stout bluegrass chop.

Near mint condition. Has a couple tiny marks on the hook scroll, some light pick marks below fretboard, one tiny ding on back and a couple scrapes on the back, top edge of headstock, otherwise very clean.

Includes original Weber case. Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $1,999.95

2002 Dearstone F-5M Master Model
2002 Dearstone F-5M Master Model

Red HOT!!!

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Ray Dearstone has been handcrafting mandolins in the high country of Northeastern Tennessee for over 30 years and builds some of the finest instruments available. Dearstone mandolins are played by some well respected pickers as well, including Shawn Lane of Blue Highway and the late Dempsey Young.

Specs: Redwood top and figured Maple back/sides/neck in a vintage wine hand rubbed lacquer finish. 3-ply (w/b/w) bindings on top/back/headstock, single Ivoroid bound fretboard. Flat Ebony fretboard with EVO frets (recent replacements), Allen tailpiece, Flower Pot headstock inlay and Schaller tuning machines. Gold hardware.

Powerful mandolin featuring big mid-range "pop". Killer D-string. Dry, articulate sound with excellent note definition. Big volume and beasty bluegrass chop. Recent set up and EVO fret replacement by Ward Elliott.

Excellent condition with play wear conducive to a 15 year old mandolin. Has a some light scratches and tiny dings on the top in several locations, but mainly on the scroll. Peghead shows a few string marks and such. Finish is dulled in an area approximately the size of a nickel where the arm rests. May be an arm rest footprint.

Includes an older Superior Loar style case. Trades gladly considered on this fine USA built mandolin.

Price: $3,999.95