Mandolins have been a popular instrument for centuries, but what we know as the modern mandolin was invented at the end of the 19th century by Orville Gibson. His combination of violin construction principles with mandolin stringing added richness and volume to the instrument’s tone and this design has become the standard. The Twelfth Fret carries a wide range of quality mandolins, meeting most budgets; we set instruments up to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.
Just In - a brand new Collings MT2 A-Style mandolin in natural finish, with Adirondack Spruce top and Eastern Flame Maple sides, back and neck.
We've received more instruments from Godin Guitars, including the Godin A8 mandolin, a logical progression from the Gibson Chet Atkins CE solidbody classic.
New! The Seagull S8 Mandolin is based on the Seagull Merlin dulcimer body, and is one of the most innovative mandolins we've seen for
Until January 2nd, all Eastman flat top guitars, archtop guitars, and mandolins except for the MD300 series, come with a $100 Twelfth Fret gift certificate!
We've just received another of the rare and wonderful Gibson F-5L Fern Mandolins!
This video of 'Little Liza Jane' features Marc Roy on the Bourgeois D Custom dreadnought guitar with Adirondack Spruce top and Cocobolo back and sides,
This video of 'East Tennessee' features Marc Roy on the Bourgeois D Custom dreadnought guitar with Adirondack Spruce top and Cocobolo back and sides, and