Exc.(-) Condition. There are several scratches on the top and back, but no major dents or dings. There is some finish rubbed away on the back of the neck, but it is smooth and comfortable to play on.
Spruce top with nice "natural" sunburst. Highly figured Maple back, sides and neck. Top and back of body, fretboard and peghead are all multiple bound with Ivoroid. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Gold tuners with pearloid buttons. Rosewood peghead overlay with Bertoncini logo inlaid in pearl. Ebony 2-pc. adjustable bridge.
Nice sound, very crisp and clean. Plays great all the way up the fretboard.
$3,650.00 w/ Travelite Case
New Collings MT Blacktop Wide Nut Mandolin 'In Stock'
Spruce top with black finish. Glossy nitro-cellulose finish on the top. Very nicely figured Maple back and sides with subtle sunburst. Top is bound with Ivoroid. 2-pc. adjustable Ebony bridge, one-pc. Nickel tailpiece. Figured Maple neck with Radiused Ebony fretboard and graduated pearl dot inlays. Nickel tuners with Ivoroid buttons and Collings logo inlaid in pearl on the peghead. 1 3/16" width at nut.
Exceptional tone and exceptional Maple figure.
$2,610.00 w/ HC
1981 Gibson F-5L Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. This mandolin is in really nice shape. There are a couple of very light scratches and small dings on the top. The back, sides and back of the neck also have just a few minor cosmetic flaws. There is a miniscule amount of fret wear.
Spruce top with sunburst finish. Maple back, sides and neck also with sunburst finish. Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Top, back, fingerboard and peghead are all multiple bound with Ivoroid. Elaborate abalone "Flowerpot" inlay in peghead. 2-pc. Ebony bridge. Gold tuners with pearl buttons. Pearl nut. Gold tailpiece engraved with "The Gibson."
Nice throaty tone with a slim neck and great playability. This is one of the very best and very cleanest F-5L mandolins we've played from this era. Truly an outstanding mandolin! Comes with original pruchase reciept and original waranty card.
$6,950.00 w/ OHC
1994 Gibson F-5L Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. The top, back and sides are all in really great shape with just a few minor scratches. There is some lacquer shrinkage and lifting on the bass side of the fingerboard near the binding (see photo), but otherwise the neck is in great shape. Some minor fret wear. The peghead has a moderate amount of lacquer checking.
Spruce top with nice sunburst finish. Figured maple, back, sides and neck also with sunburst finish. Top, back, fretboard, peghead and pickguard are all multiple bound with Ivoroid. Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Elaborate abalone "Fern" inlay in peghead. Gold tuners with real mother pearl buttons.
Very nice, resounding tone. Good presence, volume, depth and resonance. Action is set up to play very nicely.
$6,250.00 w/ OHC
2001 Givens Legacy A-6 By Steve Weill Mandolin 'On Hold'
Exc(+) Condition. The only signs of player wear are a few barely visible scratches on top.
"A" model with Spruce top, and highly flamed maple back, sides & neck. Neck and body are fully bound. Snowflake fret markers and "Torch" inlay in peghead. Radiused fingerboard. Gold hardware.
Sounds very good, and is set up beautifully.
$2,150.00 On Sale... $1,950.00 w/ OHC
2010 Givens Legacy F-5 By Steve Weill Mandolin 'In Stock'
Nearly new condition. No problems, no wear, no dings, etc.
Highly figured Maple back, sides and neck. Englemann Sprue top. Beautiful dark amber sunburst finish. Radiused Ebony fingerboard. Ebony adjustable bridge. Gold two-pc traditional tailpiece. Gold Schaller tuners. Rounded "V" neck profile.
Fully multiple bound, with Ivoroid/black/ivoroid bindings. Givens logo and elaborate torch inlaid in Ebony peghead overlay. Elaborate flowerets (some people call them "snowflakes"), inlaid in fingerboard.
This mandolin sounds very good and is set up to play.
$3,250.00 w/ OHC
2005 John Joyner A5 Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc(+) Condition. Top is in great shape, no dents or marks. The back and sides are spotless as well.The only signs of any use on this mandolin are small amounts of fret wear and a ding on the back of the peghead.
Select Spruce top with nice sunburst finish. High-grade Maple back, sides and neck. The mandolin is fully multiple-bound with antique'd grained Ivoroid. 2-pc. flamed Maple neck with Ebony stringer. Ebony Radiused fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Traditional "Flower Pot" inlay in peghead. 1 3/16" width at nut. Nickel Schaller tuners. This mandolin was made according to a customer's specifications, and has a very full "V" shaped neck. Strap button installed in heel.
This mandolin was made with great attention to detail by local luthier John Joyner. The sound is well balanced, clean and crisp.
Early 1900's Joseph Bohmann Bowl-Back Mandolin 'On Hold'
VG(+) Condition. There is some wear in the top including a couple repaired cracks and wear through the finish near the pickguard. There is also one small, open crack near the soundhole. The back is in good shape with just a few scratches and marks. The neck has minor dents and dings and the frets are in good shape. All-original parts and hardware. Pickguard is cracked.
Spruce top with real tortoise pickguard. Maple back and mahogany neck. Ebony fretboard with Abalone dot inlays. Ivoroid tuners.
Very nice, colorful tone. There is really a lot of volume and tone present for a bowl-back mandolin with great dynamics and expression.
New Kentucky KM-250 Mandolin 'In Stock'
Carved, solid spruce top. Maple back, sides and neck. Top and back are multiple bound and have sunburst finish. Flat Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel tuners with pearloid buttonds. Multiple bound peghead with Ebony overlay and Kentucky logo with elaborate pearl and abalone inlay.
Nice sound and playability. Starting in the early '80's, these KM-250's have been a favorite "starter" instrument for serious players.
Exc. Condition. The top, back and sides just have a little surface scratching, there are no real "dings." There is some moderate wear on the frets, but aside from that this mandolin is in fine shape.
Spruce top, Maple back, sides and neck with sunburst throughout. Top is multiple bound, back and fretboard have single white binding. 2-pc. Ebony adjustable bridge. Flat fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Gold Kentucky tailpiece and tuners with pearloid buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with Kentucky logo and "Flower" design inlaid with pearl.
This is a good beginner-intermediate mandolin. It is set up to play well with no problems and has a nice sound.
$400.00 w/ HC
1955 Martin A Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. The top is in great original shape. There is some lacquer checking, but no dents, dings or cracks. The back and sides are also in great shape, there are minor dings, and one decent scratch on the side. Frets have some wear on them. Tuners have been professionally replaced with good replicas.
Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and back are bound with tortoise. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with Ivoroid dot inlays. Rosewood peghead overlay with Martin logo.
Nice sound with very dry, woody qualities. Good setup and playability.
$1,050.00 w/ OHC
2013 Morris F-5 Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. This mandolin looks basically unplayed. There are just a couple of very light pick scratches on the top.
Spruce top, Maple back and sides with sunburst finish. Mahogany neck with radiused Rosewood fretboard and pearl dot inlays. Nickel tuners with pearloid buttons. Coco bolo armrest installed. 2-pc. Ebony bridge.
Nice tone and playability, this is a great intermediate-level mandolin.
$1,495.00 w/ HC
mid-1970's OME A Mandolin 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. The top has a few knicks and dings, and one area where some player wear has been touched up unprofessionally on the treble side. The back and sides are in mostly good shape with minor scratches and dings. There are a couple of small areas on the back of the neck where the finish has been rubbed away, but there are no dents or dings.
Spruce top with sunburst finish and multiple Ivoroid bindings. Maple back, sides and neck. Back and sides have single Ivoroid binding. Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Original engraved nickel tailpiece. "OME" logo and flowerpot inlays in headstock. 1 3/16" width at nut. Strap button installed on heel cap.
For some time in the 1970's, Michael Kimnetzer (Nugget Mandolins), worked at the OME shop in Boulder, Colorado. Perhaps partly because he already had a background in making good mandolins, OME made a decision to produce some mandolins. Michael Kimnetzer did work on designing these mandolins and also built jigs and tooling for the project. Furthermore, Michael tells me he handbuilt 5 prototypes at their shop. The original 5 OME mandolin prototypes made by Michael Kimnetzer are ALL accounted for, with 3 still in the hands of the original owners. This nice example we are selling here was NOT built by Mr Kimnetzer, but was built at OME on Mr Kimnetzer's tooling...
There is no serial number, no information under the top, etc, that we can find.
Nice tone with a dark and very woody sound. Just came back from the shop with nice new fret job and new nut.
$2,250.00 On Sale... $2,000.00 w/ HC
2002 Prucha A-5 Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exceptional "like new" condition.
Beautiful amber sunburst. Highly figured Maple back, sides and neck. German spruce top. Flat rosewood fingerboard. Ebony bridge. Multiple Ivoroid bindings throughout; top and back edge of body, along fingerboard and around peghead. Nice "V" neck with the peak nicely sculpted, not too sharp. Scalloped fingerboard extension. Gold hardware. Schaller tuners. Price one-pc. tailpiece. No wear. No scratches. One miniscule touch near end pin.
$2,950.00 w/ OHC
2001 Prucha F-5 Varnish Mandolin 'On Hold'
Exc.(+) Condition. Slight wear marks on frets. Slight evidence of playing wear on pickguard only. No finger marks, no stray pick marks. No wear on back of neck.
1 1/8" nut. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with traditional double-cut, scalloped fingerboard extension. Matching hand-made Ebony pickguard with bi-level to match scallop on extension. Handsome amber sunburst. HIghly figured tiger-stripe Maple back, sides and neck. German Spruce top. Allen tailpiece. Tastefully appointed with multiple Ivoroid bindings throughout, with black lines showing top and back of body, side of fingerboard and top of peghead. Abalone inlays. J. Prucha logo inlaid in peghead. Beautiful floral inlay in center of peghead. Medium dot inlays in fingerboard. Gold schaller tuners with solid Pearl buttons. The varnish on this mandolin is handmade by Prucha and extremely high quality.
This is a great mandolin. The sound is open and mature with huge presence.
$7,250.00 w/ OHC
c.1964/65 R.L. Givens A Prototype Mandolin 'In Stock'
This is truly a rare find. From the Milledgeville, Georgia period, when Bob Givens, and Randy Wood were working together and separately to produce great modern mandolins.
We have only seen a very few of these "unsigned, un-numbered" early Givens mandolins. When you examine the mandolin you can easily see all of the Givens touch, in the shape, carve lines, finish, color of finish, peghead, tonebars, fingerboard, etc. In the ensuing years Bob Givens began to set neck angles back farther, and make his mandolins a little deeper. This early A from Bob also shows "earlier experimental" vaulting area below fingerboard extension.
A period of time after this mandolin was produced, Bob Givens had the rare pleasure of examining a matched pair of Gibson Loar mandolins - an F as well as the only A that was ever produced and signed by Loar. Unbelievably, he partially disassembled both of them to study them closely. He found that there was a distinct difference in the carved top and back between the Loar A and the Loar F, as well as distinctly different volume of air in the A from the F.
Givens' contribution to modern mandolin making was from this study - he simply began to produce A-model mandolins that had same measurements as an F, but without scrolls and points.
This mandolin is in Very Good(+) condition, with some crack repairs around treble f-hole. Bridge is very short from the slight neck angle. Neck is Mahogany. The sound is very good, with a satisfying "flatness" of tone that brings out the woody qualities, and very much projection.
1991 R.L. Givens A-3 Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc.(+) Condition. Slight amount of fret wear. Fingerboard extension has been scalloped beautifully. Very few marks at all on this mandolin. Appears to be all-original parts.
Spruce top, Maple back and sides. Body is bound top and bottom bound with Ivoroid. Blackened back of headstock with "RLG" decal inlaid.
Great, fully open sound.
$4,500.00 w/ OHC
1991 R.L. Givens A-4 Mandolin 'In Stock'
Excellent Condition. Moderate playing wear in frets but no buzzing. All-original except gold "Price" tailpiece and added strap button on neck heel.
Maple back, sides and neck. Bob Givens hand-cut Englemann Spruce top. Beautiful sunburst all-over. Ivoroid binding on toip and back of body. Tasteful inlay on peghead with Rl Givens logo. Ebony, radiused fingerboard with pearl dot position markers. Original Givens Ebony adjustable bridge. Original Nickel Schaller tuners.
Set up very well and sounds fabulous.
$4,650.00 w/ OHC
c.1986 R.L. Givens A-6 Great original condition Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc(+) condition. Only some small, normal signs of handling and playing. Frets show only slightest signs of playing - no "v" dents in frets.
These A-6 mandolins from Bob Givens are highly regarded for tone and playability. Handmade by Bob Givens, using Englemann Spruce tops that Mr Givens harvested. Handcut, hand engraved Torch inlaid in peghead, beautiful engraved "Snowflakes" inlaid in radiused fingerboard.
Figured Maple back, sides and neck. Englemann Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Gold hardware. Schaller tuners. Ebony overlay in peghead. 1 1/16" width at nut.
*Be sure to listen to the sound clips below... one is strung with Thomastik Flatwounds and the other with D'Addario J74s.
$6,950.00 w/ OHC
c.2003 Rigel A+ DeLuxe Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc(-) condition. Very clean mandolin, with only a couple of dings on the top and a very small area of button rubs in center of back and light-to-moderate fret wear.
Very nice figured Maple back. Select Spruce top. Factory installed pickup that sounds great. Abbreviated pickguard. Radiused Ebony fingerboard. Gold hardware. Fingerboard extension scalloped.
This mandolin has decent tone as an acoustic, but really sounds great when plugged in. Set-up is nice.
$2,150.00 On Sale... $1,950.00 w/ OHC
New Rover RM-75 New Traditional Sunburst Mandolin 'In Stock'
The new Rover RM-75 is a pretty respectable F-style mandolin. Made with solid Maple and solid Spruce, they actually deliver a sound with a good attack and good depth. Our local teachers recommend these as good starter mandolins.
Hand-carved solid spruce top with maple back and sides
Traditional nitro-cellulose sunburst finish
Multi-ply binding on top, back and headstock
Hand-carved solid flamed maple back and sides
Maple neck with adjustable truss rod
Bound rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and scooped extension over body
c1900 S.S. Stewart Banjo-Mandolin Mandolin 'In Stock'
Very good condition. All original parts and hardware including the case which is in fine condition. 10 inch pot. Beaded brass tone ring. 17 fret neck.
$475.00 w/ OHC
New Weber Gallatin A Mandolin 'In Stock'
Spruce top, Maple back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl diamond inlays. 2-pc. adjustable bridge, Nickel Weber tailpiece. Nickel tuners with pearl buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with Weber logo inlaid in pearl.
Good playing mandolin with nice choppy sound.
*Please call us for any discount pricing that may apply.
$1,659.00 w/ HC
New Weber Gallatin A Mandolin 'In Stock'
Spruce top with nice brown finish. Maple back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays. One piece Nickel tailpiece. 2-pc. adjustable Ebony bridge. Ebony peghead overlay with Weber logo inlaid in pearl. 1 3/16" nut width.
Great sound and playability with top quality craftmanship.
*Please call us for any discount pricing that may apply.
$1,659.00 w/ HC
New Weber Gallatin F Made in Logan, MT Mandolin 'On Hold'
New and one of the last Montana made Webers. Select Spruce top. Maple back, sides and neck. Very nice red-brown sunburst finish. Ebony, radiused fingerboard with Pearl diamond inlays. One-piece Nickel cast tailpiece. Nickel tuners, "Weber" logo inlaid in pearl on the headstock. 1 1/8" width at nut.
Great sounding Mandolin with strong projection, tone and clarity.
* Call or email about our discounted selling price...
New Weber Yellowstone A Mandolin 'In Stock'
Red Spruce top with beautiful cherry sunburst. Figured Maple back, sides and neck, also sunburst. Entire body is bound with Ivoroid. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl "bud" inlays and singlue-cut extension. Nickel tuners with pearloid buttons. Weber logo and "Flower Pot" inlays in Pearl in peghead. Cast Nickel tailpiece. Ebony 2-pc. adjustable bridge.
Nice, crisp sound. Very loud with great playability.
*Call for quote