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
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 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.
$2,250.00 w/ OHC
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.
$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
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
1968 Ray Nurse 7-Course Renaissance Lute Mandolin '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
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 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