The Twelfth Fret - Guitarists' Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Ave Toronto Canada | Sales: 416-423-2132 | Service: 416-423-1554 | sales@12fret.com

Archtop Mandolins

Mandolins have been a popular instrument for centuries, but what we know as the modern mandolin was invented at the end of the 19th century by Orville Gibson. His combination of violin construction principles with mandolin stringing added richness and volume to the instrument’s tone and this design has become the standard. The Twelfth Fret carries a wide range of quality mandolins, meeting most budgets; we set instruments up to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.


2017 Collings MT2 A-Style Mandolin

Just In - a brand new Collings MT2 A-Style mandolin in natural finish, with Adirondack Spruce top and Eastern Flame Maple sides, back and neck.

Godin A8 Mandolin

We've received more instruments from Godin Guitars, including the Godin A8 mandolin, a logical progression from the Gibson Chet Atkins CE solidbody classic.

Seagull S8 Mandolin

New! The Seagull S8 Mandolin is based on the Seagull Merlin dulcimer body, and is one of the most innovative mandolins we've seen for

Eastman Sale at The Twelfth Fret!

Until January 2nd, all Eastman flat top guitars, archtop guitars, and mandolins except for the MD300 series, come with a $100 Twelfth Fret gift certificate!

Gibson F-5L Fern Mandolin

We've just received another of the rare and wonderful Gibson F-5L Fern Mandolins!

Collings MT2 Mandolin

The Collings MT2 Mandolin is nearly the top of the heap for A-Style mandolins. Featuring a carved Red Spruce top and premium grade maple

Collings MT2 Mandolin

The Collings MT2 Mandolin is nearly the top of the heap for A-Style mandolins. Featuring a carved Red Spruce top and premium grade maple

Little Liza Jane – Marc Roy and Will Meadows at The Twelfth Fret

This video of 'Little Liza Jane' features Marc Roy on the Bourgeois D Custom dreadnought guitar with Adirondack Spruce top and Cocobolo back and sides,

East Tennessee – Marc Roy and Will Meadows at The Twelfth Fret

This video of 'East Tennessee' features Marc Roy on the Bourgeois D Custom dreadnought guitar with Adirondack Spruce top and Cocobolo back and sides, and