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Gibson F-5 Fern Mandolin

Gibson F-5 Fern Mandolin

It’s been some years since Gibson has produced mandolins. This is the first F-5 Fern we have seen and it’s a welcome sight.

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Gibson F-5G Mandolin – They’re Back!

Gibson F-5G Mandolin - They're Back!

Gibson mandolins have been unavailable for a couple of years now, and this Gibson F-5G mandolin is the very first we’ve seen since the Nashville Floods. Built in the Nashville custom shop, this shows all the classic lines and has the tone that’s made the F-5 the reference mandolin.

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Trinity College Octave Mandolin TM-325 SOLD

Trinity College Octave Mandolin TM-325  SOLD

Trinity College makes a variety of instruments often used in Celtic music. Here’s a used TM-325 octave mandolin in great condition. These are usually tuned GDAE, an octave below a traditional mandolin.

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Gibson A1 Mandolin 1912 (consignment) SOLD

Gibson A1 Mandolin 1912 (consignment)  SOLD

Here’s a lovely, sweet sounding Gibson A1 mandolin from 1912.

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Kentucky KM1500 Mandolin

Kentucky KM1500 Mandolin

he new master model KM-1500 from Kentucky uses the finest, most highly figured Michigan Maple combined with the whitest, most fine-grained Adirondack Spruce. These solid woods are meticulously hand carved and graduated — just as were the fabled originals of the early ’20s — to achieve the finest tone quality and volume possible in a new instrument. The delicately shaded Cremona sunburst finish is as close to the originals as you will ever see.

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Gibson A3 Mandolin 1920 SOLD

Gibson A3 Mandolin 1920 SOLD

This is one of the best examples of this kind of instrument we’ve seen for a long time. Rarely do we see unaltered mandolins of this age; it plays very well, sounds great, and is in excellent condition.

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