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Collings MT2 Mandolin Sunburst, 2019

Collings MT2 Mandolin Sunburst, 2019

The Collings MT2 mandolin is a spectacular instrument – not overly decorated, and a simple design, but executed with great skill and top shelf materials. The Collings MT2 features a hand carved, arched, F-hole Adirondack Spruce top with bookmatched flame Maple for the sides, carved arched back, and neck. The bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard are all Ebony. The finish is a near perfect nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst. Collings has absolutely mastered the arts involved in lacquer finishing.

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Price: $5629 CAD
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Weber Big Sky F Style Mandolin with Tone-Gard, Sunburst 2000

Weber Big Sky F Style Mandolin with Tone-Gard, Sunburst 2000

The Weber Big Sky F Style mandolin is no longer in production having been replaced by the Fern model – clear references to classic early American Mandolins made by Gibson and other companies. Intended as a working player’s mandolin, the Weber Big Sky features an X-braced, carved Spruce top paired with sides and a carved back of vividly Flamed Maple, a Maple neck and Ebony for the head plate and bound fingerboard.

Used
Price: $4500 CAD
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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.

Vintage
Price: $4500 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: $3739 CAD
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Gibson A Jr Model Junior A-Style Mandolin Sheraton Brown, 1924

Gibson A Jr Model Junior A-Style Mandolin Sheraton Brown, 1924

Here we’re looking at a Gibson A Junior model mandolin in Sheraton brown – basically the only colour available for this model. It’s built like other A-Style mandolins, the key differences being wood quality and low decoration level. The arched, carved top features an oval soundhole and is Adirondack Spruce, while the arched, carved back is Maple, as are the sides and neck.

Vintage
Price: $1999.00 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.

Vintage
Price: $2500 CAD
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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: $2349 CAD
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2017 Collings MT2 A-Style Mandolin

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.

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Godin A8 Mandolin

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.

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Price: $950 CAD
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Seagull S8 Mandolin

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 a while.

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Price: $449 CAD
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Gibson F-5L Fern Mandolin

Gibson F-5L Fern Mandolin

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

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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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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 MT2 Varnish Mandolin

The Collings MT2 Varnish Mandolin is definitely a head-turning, neighbors-thumping-on-the-wall-yelling-TURN-IT-DOWN, nuclear-tone-generator of a mandolin that is REALLY effortless to play and bee (eh?) U-tiful … no, Beauuuuuuuuutiful … no, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously … if tone was a phone, this sweetheart would be ringing!!! It is THAT good.

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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: $4320 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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