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⚌Reduced‼ Breedlove Quartz OF A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2005

⚌Reduced‼  Breedlove Quartz OF A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2005

The Breedlove Quartz OF is an A-Style mandolin, the ‘O’ indicating an Oval body and the F, F Holes. Like other Breedlove mandolins, it has been out of production since 2016. ‘Quartz’ is the term Breedlove assigned to their entry-level US built mandolins.   That name is possibly a reference to a mountain not far from the Breedlove shop, then located in Tumalo, Oregon.  

Used
Price: $1,250.00 CAD
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Weber Bitterroot A14-F Mandolin, Faded Amber Burst

Weber Bitterroot A14-F Mandolin, Faded Amber Burst

Here we have a Weber A14-F mandolin, an A-style, 14 inch scale, F-hole version of Weber’s Bitterroot model. This mandolin features a carved & graduated spruce top with tone bars, lightly figured maple back & sides, a maple neck with radiused ebony fingerboard, ebony Weber bridge, cast Weber tailpiece, raised fingerboard extension, full 14″ scale length and ivoroid top binding! This instrument is set up to play as smooth as butter and with the maple back & sides in combination with the delicately voiced top and tone bars

New
Price: $4,340.00 CAD
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Collings MT2L Left Handed A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2012

Collings MT2L Left Handed A-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2012

It’s harder for Left Handed folks to find top quality instruments, but this Collings MT2L, Varnish Finish, A-Style mandolin dating to 2012 fits the bill perfectly! Built with the same incredible attention to detail, this Left-Handed Collings MT2L A-Style mandolin features a Red Spruce – also called ‘Adirondack’ Spruce – top, paired with a book matched and spectacularly figured carved Maple back, with the same Flamed Maple for the sides and neck.

Used
Price: $5,000.00 CAD
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Eastman MD605 A Style Mandolin, Classic Finish

Eastman MD605 A Style Mandolin, Classic Finish

The Eastman MD605 represents great value in a quality A-Style mandolin, built with solid woods and wrapped in a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Introduced in 1905 and based on Orville Gibson’s patent merging violin family techniques with guitar and mandolin construction, the A-Style mandolin has a distinctive teardrop shape and a carved top and back, with either F holes or an oval hole; the F hole provides somewhat more top end. Compared to the F style often seen in bluegrass bands, the A Style body shape has more pronounced midrange and fundamental, and a less percussive attack.

New
Price: $1,265.00 CAD
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Collings MT2 A Style Gloss Mandolin, Vintage Burst

Collings MT2 A Style Gloss Mandolin, Vintage Burst

The Collings MT2 A Style is one of the finest production mandolins available, using top shelf materials and very high level build quality. Built using traditional mixtures of a Red (Adirondack) Spruce top, Eastern Flame Maple back, sides and neck, with Ebony for the fingerboard and bridge, the Collings MT2 A Style is wrapped in an impeccable nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Collings does some of the best finishing around. The body of this example is bound with faux-tortoise plastic – Ivoroid is used on some versions – with black/white side and top purfling.

New
Price: $4,200.00 USD
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❌SOLD❌ Collings MT A Style Mandolin Satin Sunburst, 2019

❌SOLD❌  Collings MT A Style Mandolin Satin Sunburst, 2019

The Collings MT A Style mandolin is the entry point for Collings mandolins, and its lack of decoration doesn’t hide the quality of the instrument or the care with which it was built. The A Style mandolin appeared in the closing days of the 19th century as part of Orville Gibson’s revolutionary introduction of violin making principles to mandolin construction.   The results were such a dramatic improvement that the centuries old European bowl-back design almost died out in short order. 

Used
Price: $3,100.00 CAD

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