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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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SOLD‼️ Gibson A1 Mandolin Pumpkin Orange Top, 1915

SOLD‼️  Gibson A1 Mandolin Pumpkin Orange Top, 1915

This wonderful Gibson A1 mandolin appears to be in largely original condition, and includes both the original celluloid faux-tortoise pickguard and the original hard shell case.     The top is Sitka Spruce with a bound, oval sound hole,  the back and sides are Maple, with Mahogany for the neck.  The fingerboard and bridge are Ebony.   The tuners and tailpiece are original.    The top, fingerboard, and sound hole have  a single layer of binding.  

Price: $2000 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!!! Greek Laouto made in Sparta, 1930s

SOLD!!! Greek Laouto made in Sparta, 1930s

Popular during the 19th and into the mid-20th century, the Greek Laouto or lute contributed to the evolution of the now popular Greek Bouzouki. Though similar in many ways to the German lute guitar, the Greek instrument is strung with double gut or nylon strings in a variety of tunings similar to Bouzouki tunings. The role of the Laouto was usually as a backup instrument to a violin of bouzouki. The frets are tied on as on a Renaissance Lute. The tops were generally spruce and the back are bowl-back construction consisting of 20 or more ribs similar to a Renaissance lute

Price: $990 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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