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1941 Gibson EM-150 Mandolin (consignment) SOLD

1941 Gibson EM-150 Mandolin  (consignment)  SOLD

1941 Gibson EM-150 Mandolin

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2010 Gibson A-5 Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

2010 Gibson A-5 Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

Here’s a 2010 Gibson A-5 Mandolin, built in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s in great shapw with just a few marks here and there from being played, and has a great tone with lots of volume; it’s bright without being harsh.

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2011 Kentucky KM505 A-Style Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

2011 Kentucky KM505 A-Style Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

Here’s a very nice 2011 Kentucky KM505 A-Style mandolin. The A-Style, along with the F-Style — both introduced by Orville Gibson in the early part of the 20th century — have become the most commonly used mandolin body designs, shifting the instrument almost completely away from the traditional European bowl-back concept.

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2010 Eastman Dawg Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

2010 Eastman Dawg Mandolin (consignment) No Longer Available

Here’s a great-condition 2010 Eastman Dawg mandolin. There aren’t a lot of successful, innovative mandolin designs, with the traditional — though in their day, radical, innovative and groundbreaking — A and F styles being the most common.

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1921 Martin A-Style Oval Hole Mandolin SOLD

1921 Martin A-Style Oval Hole Mandolin SOLD

Here is a 1921 Martin A-Style Oval Hole Mandolin. C.F. Martin has been building instruments in Nazareth, Pennsylvania since 1833. In the at the end of the 19th and early part of the 20th century, mandolin orchestras were very popular,

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2008 Weber Sage No.1 Octave Mandolin SOLD

2008 Weber Sage No.1 Octave Mandolin SOLD

Comments This is a 2008 Weber Sage No.1 Octave Mandolin in very good condition.

Weber instruments are hand-built in Loren, Montana. All solid woods are used – no laminates. This example has been played with just a little wear – finger gloss below the top strings.

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