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2014 Gibson F-9 ***SOLD**
2014 Gibson F-9 ***SOLD**

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2014 Gibson F-9 ***SOLD**More Details
The recent F-9's coming out of Nashville are simply outstanding and consistently good. This fine example is no exception. It features top shelf woods, a handsome sunburst finish and an exceptional voice.

Specs; Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back/sides/neck in a vintage brown sunburst satin lacquer finish, ivoroid bound top, flat Rosewood fretboard, adjustable Rosewood bridge, Grover tuning machines, traditional engraved tailpiece and tone bar bracing.

Excellent bluegrass sound with a warm, woody classic Gibson tone, nicely balanced, good volume and chunky chop.

Excellent-plus to Near Mint condition, showing some superficial pick marks and slight "pinky shine" below fretboard, headstock point shows a couple clip-on tuner scrapes and lower point has a tiny chip on the back side. Light to moderate fret wear.

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

Price: $3,249.95

2017 Collings MF-5V Fern **SOLD**
2017 Collings MF-5V Fern **SOLD**


2017 Collings MF-5V Fern **SOLD**More 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

2016 Skip Kelley A-5 ***SOLD**
2016 Skip Kelley A-5 ***SOLD**

The Banjobliterator!!!

2016 Skip Kelley A-5 ***SOLD**More Details
This powerful instrument has been in Adam Steffey's possession for the past year. It features 1850 California Redwood top, slightly deeper sides, excellent appointments and a massive voice. Who needs "cooked" wood? This mandolins top is 70 years older than the Llloyd Loar mandolins!

Specs: 160+ year old California Redwood top, Big Leaf Maple one piece back, sides and necks, in a vintage burst, hand rubbed oil varnish finish, hide glue construction, 3-ply bound body, single Ivoroid bound fretboard and headstock, radiused Ebony fretboard with EVO frets, Adirondack X-bracing and fleur-de-lis headstock inlay. Nickel hardware includes engraved James tailpiece and reworked Elite tuning gears with black buttons.

Big, rich and dynamic sound featuring warm, resonant and complex tones. Explosive volume and percussive chop that you can feel all the way to your toes. The combination of the aged Redwood top, deeper sides (sound chamber) and Red Spruce X-bracing provides a very special sound. A bluegrass monster.

Near Mint condition. Has a few scratches near the bass side of the bridge base and one below the lower soundhole. Otherwise mint.

Offered as new with builders limited warranty and basic hard shell case.

Trades gladly considered on this fine American made instrument.

Price: $2,849.95

2014 Daley Classic F-5 **SOLD**
2014 Daley Classic F-5 **SOLD**

Gibson on Steroids!

2014 Daley Classic F-5 **SOLD**More Details
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

2014 Northfield NF-F5M Big Mon  **SOLD**
2014 Northfield NF-F5M Big Mon **SOLD**


2014 Northfield NF-F5M Big Mon  **SOLD**More 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 ***SOLD**
2016 Collings MT-2V ***SOLD**

Tangerine Dream!!!

2016 Collings MT-2V ***SOLD**More 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

2017 Collings MT Wide Nut **SOLD**
2017 Collings MT Wide Nut **SOLD**

Terrific Mandolin!

2017 Collings MT Wide Nut **SOLD**More Details
To MandoMutt's collective ears, the MT is probably be the best sounding mandolin in the under $3K price tier. This fine example is a brand new instrument acquired in trade with another dealer. It features features a handsome dark burst, intensely flamed Maple and the wide nut option.

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 right out of the box with a deep, dark and woody tone. Chunky bluegrass chop, outstanding sustain and plus volume. Very responsive.

New condition without flaw or blemish. Offered as used.

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

Price: $1,999.95

2012 Kentucky KM-900 Varnish **SOLD**
2012 Kentucky KM-900 Varnish **SOLD**

Rare Varnish Model!

2012 Kentucky KM-900 Varnish **SOLD**More Details
This has to be the best under $1000 mandolin on the market today. Quite strong. Excellent appointments combined with solid woods, an attractive traditional sunburst varnished finish and killer sound.

Specs; select solid Spruce top, flamed Michigan Maple back/sides/neck in a cremona sunburst varnished finish, 3-ply (w/b/w) bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard, tone bar bracing, Fleur-de-lis headstock inlay and nickel hardware including Gotoh tuning machines.

An outstanding sounding mandolin that features a dry, woody and warm tone. This mandolin barks with the big dawgs. Excellent volume and percussive bluegrass chop.

Excellent-plus to near mint condition. Top has a couple small marks and back has a light scratch or two. Headstock has a scuff as well. No fret wear to speak of. Very clean, good looking mandolin.

Includes basic hard shell case.

Price: $849.95

1999 Ratliff RA-5 **SOLD***
1999 Ratliff RA-5 **SOLD***

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1999 Ratliff RA-5 **SOLD***More Details
Difficult to understand how an American made, solid wood mandolin that sounds as good as this one can be had for under $1500. A true bargain and an outstanding choice as a back-up or a step-up from a beginner.

Specs: solid Spruce, one piece Curly Maple back, Maple sides and neck in a traditional sunburst gloss lacquer finish, single-ply bindings throughout, flat Ebony fretboard and Mother-of-Pearl headtsock inlay. Nickel hardware includes cast tailpiece and Schaller tuning gears.

Sensational sounding mandolin, featuring a woody and dry tone. Sounds much richer than it's modest price tag. Awesome mid-range "pop" and nicely balanced. Excellent volume and killer chop. A fine bluegrass mandolin.

Excellent condition relative to age, but does show a few healthy dings in the top which do show in photos. Also shows some light pick marks and such. Some of the tuning gears are stiff. Frets recently dressed by Randy Wood.

Includes hard shell case.

Price: $1,349.95