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.
Hand-carved Spruce top. Flamed Maple back, sides and neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Nickel-plated hardware. Rosewood bridge.
Nice tone, good starter/intermediate mandolin.
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
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 Call for next availability.
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
Exc.(+) Condition. This mandolin has been very lightly played. There are just a couple of slight scratches on the back. No wear on the frets. neck has been re-shaped for bettewr feel and playability.
Spruce top. Flamed Maple back, sides and neck. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with Pearl dot inlays. Top, fretboard and peghead all have single tortoise bindings. Ebony peghead overlay with Shawnee Creek inlay. Gold tuners with pearloid buttons. Ebony 2-pc. adjustable bridge.
Nice, even tone.
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.