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Reduced! Weber Bitterroot F14 O Mandolin Classic Finish, 2002

Reduced!  Weber Bitterroot F14 O Mandolin Classic Finish, 2002

Here we have a lovely Weber Bitterroot F14 O Oval hole, F Style mandolin in classic finish, built in Bend, Oregon during 2002 and signed by Bruce Weber. Built using a mix of traditional and modern techniques, this Weber Bitterroot F14 O Oval Hole F Style Mandolin features an X-braced Sitka Spruce top,  Flame Maple for the sides, back, and neck, and Ebony for the non-radiused fingerboard.  The original bridge has been replaced with a Brekke Bridge. 

Used
Price: $2,700.00 CAD
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Fintan McEnroe Fin MC9 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2020

Fintan McEnroe Fin MC9 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst, 2020

Here we have the Fintan McEnroe Fin MC9 F-style mandolin from Fintan McEnroe, working in Toronto but originally from Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Ireland. The ‘9’ in the name refers to the mandolin serial number and production sequence; the Fin Mc 8 mandolin was sold recently. The Fintan McEnroe Fin MC9 is a traditional F-Style mandolin, with a carved Sitka Spruce top and Curly Maple for the sides, neck and carved back. The fingerboard and bridge are Ebony and the neck contains an adjustable truss rod. The body has double layer binding, and the inlays are a combination of Mother of Pearl and Abalone.

New
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Gibson F2 Oval Hole Mandolin Sunburst, 1915

Gibson F2 Oval Hole Mandolin Sunburst, 1915

Built from 1904 to 1934, the Gibson F2 Oval Hole mandolin featured the stylized ‘F’ body with scrollwork, but also an oval sound hole rather than F-holes. Oval sound holes seem to provide a bit more sound to the player, while F-hole models tend to project their sound outwards, further. It’s always fascinating to see an instrument like this Gibson F2 Oval Hole mandolin that dates to 1915, now over a century old and still in good playing condition. It is in largely original condition, though the original faux-tortoise pickguard is missing. The case is a newer lightweight model by Gator.

Vintage
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Fin Mc 8 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst by Fintan McEnroe, 2020

❌SOLD❌ Fin Mc 8 F-Style Mandolin Sunburst by Fintan McEnroe, 2020

Here we have the Fin Mc 8 F-style mandolin from Fintan McEnroe, working in Toronto but originally from Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, Ireland. The ‘8’ in the name refers to the mandolin’s serial number and production sequence; the Fin Mc 9 mandolin is also available.
The Fin Mc 8 is a traditional F-Style mandolin, with a carved Sitka Spruce top and Curly Maple for the sides, neck and carved back. The fingerboard and bridge are Ebony and the neck contains an adjustable truss rod. The body has double layer binding, and the inlays are a combination of Mother of Pearl and Abalone. The finish is a hand-rubbed lacquer sunburst.

New
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

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Monteleone Grand Artist Mandolin Sunburst, 1985

Monteleone Grand Artist Mandolin Sunburst, 1985

Here is a rare and wonderful instrument – a Monteleone Grand Artist mandolin, built during 1985. John Monteleone is one of the world’s finest builders of arched top guitars and mandolins.  This mandolin was built at Monteleone’s shop in Bayshore, New York.  Though it draws from the Lloyd Loar era F-5, the Monteleone Grand Artist mandolin is not a copy, but a re-imagining of the design. It is more in line with what John D’Angelico would produce, showing Art Deco influences. And unlike the F-5, the scroll is hollow, rather than a carved block.

Used
Price: $32,500.00 CAD
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Weber Bitterroot F14-F Mandolin Faded Amber Burst, 2020

Weber Bitterroot F14-F Mandolin Faded Amber Burst, 2020

Here is a lovely, brand new Weber Bitterroot F14-F F-style mandolin in Faded Amber Burst, built recently at the Weber shop in Bend, Oregon. Bruce Weber and others from the Flatiron Mandolin Company decided not to move to Nashville after Gibson’s purchase of the company, and in 1997 founded Sound to Earth, Ltd. and began building Weber mandolins and related instruments.

New
Price: $5,399.00 CAD
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