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Gibson F12 Mandolin Sunburst, 1949

Gibson F12 Mandolin Sunburst, 1949

The Gibson F12 mandolin was built for two periods – from 1934 to 1937, and from 1948 to 1980. This example is one of 85 built during 1949. Gibson mandolins broke new ground when Orville Gibson combined traditional Mandolin and Violin designs in the closing years of the 19th century. To this point, mandolins mostly followed the European style with a bowl back and flat, folded top.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Seagull S8 Mandolin

Seagull S8 Mandolin

The Seagull S8 Mandolin is based on the Seagull Merlin dulcimer body, and is one of the most innovative mandolins we’ve seen for a while. It’s not based on either the traditional European flat-top bowl-back designs or the Gibson violin influenced designs. Instead, the Seagull S8 is built from a three-piece maple block in a neck-through chambered design, with a flat spruce top (with longitudinal bracing) and rosewood fingerboard.

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Price: $449.00 CAD
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Collings MF Mandolin Satin Burst, 2019

Collings MF Mandolin Satin Burst, 2019

Based on the classic F style carved top and back mandolins from the early years of the Twentieth Century, the Collings MF mandolin is a visually simplified but extremely high quality instrument. Building in Austin, Texas, Collings produces very well built guitars and mandolins, and their nitrocellulose lacquer finish quality is second to none. The Collings MF pairs a carved Adirondack Spruce top with Eastern Flame Maple for the neck, sides, and carved back.

Used
Price: $5,350.00 CAD
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Eastman MDC805 Mandocello Classic Finish

Eastman MDC805 Mandocello Classic Finish

The Eastman MDC805 Mandocello is a wonderful, rich sounding instrument that works well as a solo, ensemble or accompaniment instrument in a wide range of styles and genres, from Celtic to Classical, Latin and back again. The Mandocello had been in existence for some centuries in Europe, beginning with flat back and then bowl back. However, in 1905 Orville Gibson’s company began producing mandolin family instruments, including Mandocello models that drew from his blending of violin and guitar concepts. 

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Price: $2,759.00 CAD
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Monteleone Grand Artist Mandolin Sunburst, 1985

Monteleone Grand Artist Mandolin Sunburst, 1985

Here is a rare and wonderful instrument – a Monteleone Grand Artist mandolin, built during 1985. John Monteleone is one of the world’s finest builders of arched top guitars and mandolins.  This mandolin was built at Monteleone’s shop in Bayshore, New York.  Though it draws from the Lloyd Loar era F-5, the Monteleone Grand Artist mandolin is not a copy, but a re-imagining of the design. It is more in line with what John D’Angelico would produce, showing Art Deco influences. And unlike the F-5, the scroll is hollow, rather than a carved block.

Used
Price: $32,500.00 CAD
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Weber Bitterroot F14-F Mandolin Faded Amber Burst, 2020

Weber Bitterroot F14-F Mandolin Faded Amber Burst, 2020

Here is a lovely, brand new Weber Bitterroot F14-F F-style mandolin in Faded Amber Burst, built recently at the Weber shop in Bend, Oregon. Bruce Weber and others from the Flatiron Mandolin Company decided not to move to Nashville after Gibson’s purchase of the company, and in 1997 founded Sound to Earth, Ltd. and began building Weber mandolins and related instruments.

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Price: $5,399.00 CAD
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Gibson Style A Mandolin, Black, 1928

Gibson Style A Mandolin, Black, 1928

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Style A mandolin in overall good and largely original condition. The A-Style or ‘Teardrop’ body is built with a hand-carved, arched Spruce top paired with a carved, arched Mahogany back. The sides and neck are also Mahogany, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge.

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Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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Martin Style A Mandolin Natural, 1936

Martin Style A Mandolin Natural, 1936

The Martin Style A Mandolin had a long production run – from 1914 to 1995, and bridged the European and American approaches to mandolins at a time when mandolins were extraordinarily popular. Most European mandolin designs used a traditional bowl back with a folded or ‘bent’ top. In America, however, Orville Gibson merged arched top and back violin design principles with the mandolin layout for a dramatically different instrument. The new Gibson models delivered significantly higher volume and, not having round backs, were easier to hold and play.

Vintage
Price: $1,150.00 CAD
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National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

National RM1-E Walnut Body Resophonic Mandolin

The National RM1-E A-style mandolin hearkens back to the early days of Resophonic instruments, when the concept was being applied wherever more volume was needed.Here we have the Maple-Walnut version, which isn’t just a great ice cream flavour. Walnut was used as an instrument wood for centuries, and brings a slight mellowness to the tone.

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Price: $3,739.00 CAD
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Collings MT2 V Mandolin Varnish A-Style

Collings MT2 V Mandolin Varnish A-Style

The Collings MT2 V  Mandolin is  fully appointed A-model, built with an Adirondack Red Spruce top and premium figured Maple back and sides and finished with a hand-rubbed varnish. This mandolin has a tone that is rich in low mids and very smooth in the treble range.

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Eastman MD815-V F-Style F-Hole Mandolin Antique Varnish

Eastman MD815-V F-Style F-Hole Mandolin Antique Varnish

The Eastman MD815-V F-Style F-Hole Mandolin is one of the most recognisable mandolin designs, based on the groundbreaking work of Orville Gibson in the late part of the 19th century, blending traditional mandolin and violin construction principles.  The F-Style mandolin has become one of the benchmark instruments for country, bluegrass, celtic, and traditional music forms.  And, if you take a listen to Chris Thile, they can do Bach to the full potential of the player.  Closely related to the Eastman MD814-V model, the F soundhole and its enhanced treble attack tilts the Eastman MD815-V towards Bluegrass and Country repertoires, compared to the F-holes on the MD815/V.

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Price: $2,349.00 CAD
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Collings MT2 A-Style Mandolin

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.

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Godin A8 Mandolin

Godin A8 Mandolin

The Godin A8 mandolin mixes traditional tone woods with modern design concepts and electronics. The two-chamber body is routed from a solid block of mahogany and capped with a solid spruce top. The top is voiced with a unique combination of X and fan bracing that produces exceptional sound and projection even when played acoustically.

New
Price: $950.00 CAD
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Collings MT2 Mandolin

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 for the sides, carved back, sides and neck with ebony for the fingerboard, headplate and bridge, and rounded off with faux tortoise binding, the Collings MT2 mandolin is an extremely attractive, exceptionally good sounding, and great playing instrument.

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Collings MTO GT

Collings MTO GT

How could you improve on the already beautiful Collings MTO, well add a gloss top of course! The beautiful sunburst and wood sets on the Collings MTO GT mandolin really provide a visual impact to go along with the impeccable craftsmanship and wonderful sound on this mandolin!!

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National Electric Resonator Mandolin

National Electric Resonator Mandolin

The National Electric Resonator Mandolin has the distinct, sweet yet cutting tone of other National instruments, and even without the pickup, this is LOUD!

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Eastman MD515 F-style Mandolin

Eastman MD515 F-style Mandolin

The MD515 was the mandolin that re-shaped the entire mandolin market in my opinion. a couple of years ago it was unthinkable that an all solid wood, true hand carved & graduated f-style mandolin could be offered in the under $1100.00 price point.

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Eastman MDC805 Mandocello

Eastman MDC805 Mandocello

After the success of Eastman’s line of handcarved, solid mandolins it was only a matter of time before the master luthiers brought their skills to bear on other members of the mandolin family. The Eastman mandocello utilizes all the best features of a great Eastman archtop guitar. By accenting the lower fundamentals with ringing archtop overtones they have produced an instrument that matches and perhaps surpasses any mandocello in the market today!

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Eastman MD615 Mandolin

Eastman MD615 Mandolin

Eastman Strings was founded in 1992, yet it is already an integral part of the long and glorious history of one of the most fascinating musical traditions the world has known. Through our violin and bow making activities, we at Eastman Strings are attached to a tradition nearly 500 years old, and we strive to maintain a level of artistic and commercial achievement worthy of our predecessors.

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Collings Custom MT Blackface Mandolin

Collings Custom MT Blackface Mandolin

The “Blacktop” finish has a rich history in the mandolin world, dating back to the very early 1900’s. Bill Collings occasionally builds one of his popular Collings Custom MT Blackface Mandolin model with upgraded gloss black top finish and adds grained ivoroid top binding to set the whole thing off. What a great look!

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Price: $4,320.00 CAD
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Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin

Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin

We have just taken delivery of another Collings MF5 f-style mandolin from Bill Collings’ Austin Texas workshop. At last count, we had over 40 mandolins in stock. There is always one that stands out above the rest; always one that just has that warm throaty midrange bark; that sparkling presence; that low end chunk; that power. This is the one. THE ONE! The numero uno!!!!!

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