Exc. (+) Condition. There are just a couple marks here and there on the top. Finish on the neck has been sanded down into a "speed neck."
Engelmann Spruce top with multiple bindings. Highly figured Maple back and sides, also with multiple bindings. Figured Maple neck with finish removed. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone dot inlays and AL inlay on 12th fret. Ebony peghead overlay with "vine" inlay in Abalone. neck and peghead are bound. Bound, Ebony pickguard. Elite vintage copy tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony 2-pc. adjustable bridge.
Sound is full and sweet.
$8,450.00 w/ HC
Unknown Bertoncini F-5 Mandolin 'In Stock'
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
1981 Gibson F-5L Mandolin 'On Hold'
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
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. Engelmann 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 On Sale... $2,850.00 w/ OHC
New Kentucky KM-250 Mandolin Call for next availability.
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.
$549.00 w/ Travelite Case
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
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.
Exc.(++) Condition. This mandolin was well taken care of, there are just a couple of very light knicks on the body and a few scratches on the peghead.
German Spruce top with subtle sunburst finish. Beautiful highly figured Maple back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fretboard with custom inlays. Entire mandolin including fretboard and peghead is triple bound with ivoroid. Traditional double cut extension on fingerboard with scalloped end. Gold tuners with pearl buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with JPRucha logo and "vine" inlay. Pearl truss rod cover. Ebony 2-pc. adjustable bridge.
Excellent tone, great volume and projection. This is a beautiful handmade instrument with workmanship and quality of woods that are very hard to beat.
$7,800.00 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.
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.
Exc.(++) Condition. This mandolin is in great shape. There is just one very small scratch on the top, the back has one small scratch and one ding. Very slight evidence of fret wear. peghead is very clean. Gold strap button installed in correct position in the heel.
Engelmann Spruce top. Nicely figured Maple back, sides and neck. Top, back and peghead all have 3-ply Ivoroid binding. Fingerboard has 2-ply Ivoroid binding. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with Pearl "snowflake" inlays. Ebony peghead overlay with Pearl and Abalone inlay. Gold tuners with pearl buttons. Ebony 2-pc. adjustable bridge.
Sounds great. Tone is open and airy, while retaining volume and presence.
1995 Randy Wood A Model w/ Virzi Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc.(-) Condition. The top has a couple insignificant marks, and a couple lacquer checks. The back and sides have very polite touches. No fret wear. The peghead has some scratches. Gold strap button installed on side near heel.
Spruce top. Figured Maple back, sides and neck. Top and back both have 3-ply Ivoroid binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Fretboard and peghead both have single Ivoroid binding. Ebony peghead overlay with Randy Wood logo in pearl and elaborate "Fleur de Lis" inlay in Abalone. Mother of Pearl nut. Virzi tone producer installed. Pickguard installed with multiple bindings.
Balanced tone with great note definition and clarity.
$4,000.00 w/ Calton Case
1968 Ray Nurse 7-Course Renaissance Lute 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. There are a few minor marks on the top. Back , neck and fretboard are all in great condition.
7-Course Renaissance lute. Spruce top with nicely figured Maple back and neck. Ebony fingerboard. Maple pegbox. Nice hardcase made by Bergman Luggage.
$2,250.00 w/ HC
New Rover RM-75 New Traditional Sunburst Mandolin 'On Hold'
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 'On Hold'
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
1988 Stiver Model F Mandolin 'In Stock'
VG(+) Condition. There are three spots of pick wear in the finish on the top on the treble side. There is also a small spot of wear on the bass bout and a couple of insignificant dings. The back has some belt buckle rub marks on it, but no other issues. Hand wear through the finish on the back of the neck, but there are no dings or dents. There is a little fret wear, mostly on the "A" string. Peghead is in great shape.
Spruce top, well-figured back, sides and neck. Multiple Ivoroid bindings on top and back. Flat Ebony fretgboard with pearl dot inlays and single Ivoroid binding. Gold tuners with pearl buttons. Ebony peghead overlay with Stiver logo and flowerpot inlays in Abalone. Peghead has multiple Ivoroid bindings. The nut appears to be Ivory.
Width of fingerboard at nut is slimmer than "standard" 1 1/8" - it is around 1 1/16".
Very nice tone. It is strong and loud with lots of depth and character.
$4,650.00 w/ OHC
2011 Weber Custom Vintage F Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc.(++) Condition. There are hardly any signs of use. There is a miniscule amount of wear on the frets, and a couple of light pick scratches on the top. Otherwise this mandolin is in superb condition. 1 3/16" Nut width.
Red Spruce top, Figured maple back, sides and neck. Top and back have 3-ply Ivoroid binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Fretboard and peghead also have 3-ply Ivoroid binding. Ebony peghead overlay with Weber logo and "celtic knot" inlay. Nickel tuners with Ivoroid buttons.
Nice full sound with lots of presence.
$4,450.00 w/ HC
2012 Weber Yellowstone F Mandolin 'In Stock'
Exc.(+) Condition. The top, back, sides and neck are all very clean with no visible dings or dents. However, there is a small mark on the back of the peghead at the top where it looks like the mandolin was rested against a wall.
Adirondack Red Spruce top, HIghly figured Maple back, sides and neck. Top, back and peghead are all multiple bound with Ivoroid. Fretboard has single Ivoroid binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with "flower" inlays. Ebony 2-pc. adjustable bridge. Weber Nickel tailpiece. Ebony peghead veneer with "flowerpot" inlay.
Nice, percussive tone. Plays with low action and no buzzing.