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Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst 2012

Collings MF5 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst 2012

Here we’re looking at a Collings MF5 built during 2012 at the Collings shop in Austin, Texas. It features a hand-carved and voiced Red or Adirondack Spruce top paired with a spectacular hand carved, bookmatched Flame Maple back and matching sides. The neck is also Maple, with a bound Ebony fingerboard, Ebony headplate and bridge. The Mother of Pearl inlays are restrained- a small ‘Flourish’ decoration on the head plate, and dot markers on the fingerboard. The body is bound top and back, as is the fingerboard and top surface of the head stock.

Used
Price: $7500 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.

New
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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❌SOLD❌ Yair Stern Teardrop Mandolin, 2018

❌SOLD❌ 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.

New
Price: $1200 CAD

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❌ Sold ❌ Collings MT Mandolin Blonde Top, 2018

❌ Sold ❌ Collings MT Mandolin Blonde Top, 2018

This Collings MT, built during 2018 in Austin, Texas, features a custom Blonde finished, Engelmann Spruce top that very nicely matches its binding. An Eastern Flamed Maple for the carved back and sides, and Ebony for the fingerboard, bridge and head plate. The metal hardware is nickel plated. Collings is now using a combination of highly skilled hand fret work and PLEK system levelling, with a very positive result.

Used
Price: $2650 CAD

This instrument has sold

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