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Gibson A-4 Mandolin Sunburst, 1918

Gibson A-4 Mandolin Sunburst, 1918

This Gibson Gibson A-4 Mandolin sports a Sunburst finish and is still sounding and playing great after over a century of use. The top is carved Spruce, the back carved, bookmatched Maple. The sides are Maple, the body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Brazilian Rosewood for the bound fingerboard. Ebony is used for the bridge. The position markers and headstock The Gibson logo and fleur-de-lys decorations are Mother of Pearl.

Vintage
Price: $3,999.99 CAD
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Gibson Style A Snakehead Mandolin Blacktop, 1927

Gibson Style A Snakehead Mandolin Blacktop, 1927

Here we’re looking at a Gibson Style A ‘Snakehead’ Black-top mandolin in A-1 trim from 1927 in overall good and largely original condition. The ‘Snakehead’ term refers to the tapered headstock, an innovation by Lloyd Loar that reduced string friction at the nut. ‘Snakehead’ models were built from 1923 to 1927.

Vintage
Price: $2,499.99 CAD
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Heiden A-29 Deluxe Mandolin Shellac Burst, 2003

Heiden A-29 Deluxe Mandolin Shellac Burst, 2003

Shown here is a beautiful Michael Heiden A-29 Deluxe A-Style mandolin, built during 2003 in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Michael Heiden has been building quality instruments since the 1970’s and his work is highly respected. Originally working in Vancouver as a musician, repairman and builder, he moved to Chilliwack and since then to Creston, B.C.

Used
Price: $13,500.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Collings MT A-Style Mandolin Gloss Top Sunburst, 2006

❌SOLD❌ Collings MT A-Style Mandolin Gloss Top Sunburst, 2006

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. This 2006 model sports a satin finish with the ‘Gloss Top’ option, and an ebony arm-rest. 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. 

Used
Price: $3,850.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson A-1 Mandolin Sunburst, 1941

❌SOLD❌  Gibson A-1 Mandolin Sunburst, 1941

Built during 1941, this Gibson A-1 Mandolin Sunburst was a less expensive model with solid Spruce top and figured Maple back, but with laminate Maple for the sides. The un-bound fingerboard is Rosewood, sourced from Central South America.

Vintage
Price: $1,050.00 CAD $1,250.00 CAD

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