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Yair Stern Teardrop Mandolin, 2018

Yair Stern Teardrop Mandolin, 2018

This Yair Stern Teardrop mandolin is a new instrument, and is well made with quality materials. The tone is warm yet bright and snappy, well balanced with good clarity and separation. It is very comfortable to play and its light hand applied finish provides some protection but does not restrict the wood’s vibration. The tailpiece is a cast, chrome plated AShton Bailey unit. The tuners are also chrome plated, with faux pearl buttons.

Price: $1200 CAD
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Stonebridge MFS F-Style Mandolin by Frantisek Furch, 2009

Stonebridge MFS F-Style Mandolin by Frantisek Furch, 2009

The F-Style mandolin uses a carved spruce top, carved flame maple back, and flamed maple for the sides and neck. The bound headstock and fingerboard, and the bridge are all ebony. The body features a distinctive scroll at the upper bass bout, and an echoing scroll cutout on the headstock. Typically, this design wears a sunburst finish hearkening back to violin family origins. The headstock features a lovely, tasteful deco-influenced vine inlay executed in Mother of Pearl.

Price: $2700 CAD
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SOLD!!! Ratliff R5-G F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2015

SOLD!!! Ratliff R5-G F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2015

The Ratliff R5 mandolin is built by hand in Church Hill, Tennessee, part of a small lineup of F style and A style mandolins. The company was originally started to produce left-handed F-Style instruments, but has grown to produce right hand models, and offer both F hole and oval hole verions.

Price: $3499.99 CAD

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SOLD! Breedlove Quartz A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2002

SOLD!  Breedlove Quartz A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2002

Here we have a Breedlove Quartz A-Style mandolin dating to 2002 and built at the Breedlove shop in Bend, Oregon. The A-Style body design is sometimes referred to as a ‘teardrop’, and dates to the late 1890’s and was one of the radical innovations made by Orville Gibson, bringing violin-family construction techniques into the mandolin and guitar world. This instrument uses a solid, carved spruce top and maple back and sides. It’s in overall quite good condition for its age, with minor fret and finish wear. A Fishman bridge pickup has been installed with and endpin jack.

Price: $1250 CAD

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Sold! Gibson F-9 Mandolin – 2001

Sold! Gibson F-9 Mandolin - 2001

The Gibson F-9 Mandolin is based on the original, classic and uniquely American F-Style design by Orville Gibson in the closing days of the 1800s. These groundbreaking instruments brought violin-family concepts into the mandolin and guitar worlds, and were extremely important influences.
The Gibson F-9 Mandolin is now out of production; for a time, following the 2010 Nashville floods, Gibson ended mandolin (and banjo) production entirely.

Price: $2950 CAD

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SOLD! Kentucky KM-1500 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2010

SOLD! Kentucky KM-1500 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2010

The Kentucky master model KM-1500 F-style mandolin uses the finest, most highly figured Michigan Maple for sides, back and neck combined with a pale, fine-grained Adirondack spruce top. The fingerboard and bridge are ebony. Based on the classic and uniquely American Gibson F-Style mandolins, the KM-1500 has hand-carved and graduated top and back.

Price: $1750 CAD

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