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

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
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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 CAD
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Eastman El Rey Mandolin ER-M Classic Finish

Eastman El Rey Mandolin  ER-M Classic Finish

Eastman El Rey ER-M  Mandolin is very cool instrument that shares DNA with the Eastman archtop El Rey models, creating a contemporary looking electric mandolin. The Eastman El Rey ER-M features a solid one piece mahogany sides and back with a solid maple top. The mahogany provides enhanced mid range warmth and the maple top has a focused note fundamental with clear top end snap. The two f holes provide a bit of traditional mandolin looks but the single cutaway and lower bout design really give it that jazz box feel.

New
Price: $1,495.00 CAD
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Weber Bitterroot F14 O Mandolin Classic Finish, 2002

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: $3,700.00 CAD
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