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  1. Gibson (used, 1917) F-4 Mandolin

    Gibson (used, 1917) F-4 Mandolin

    Tag No 32-4149 Used
    #35616, in excellent plus (near mint) condition with original black hard shell Gibson case.

    The F-4 model Gibson was their highest mandolin model until it was superseded in 1922 by the famous Lloyd Loar F-5.   Up until that fateful day all Gibson carved top and back mandolins had the oval soundhole, as has this, and being the senior model this has a bound soundhole, rope marquetry and celluloid soundhole decoration (rosette), a long and fancy mother of pearl torch inlaid peghead bearing the “The Gibson” script pearl inlaid logo above it.

    Our Price is $6,600.00.
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  2. Gibson (used, 1919) H-4 Mandola

    Gibson (used, 1919) H-4 Mandola

    Tag No 32-4075 Used
    #49641, in excellent condition with original form fitting hard shell case.

    There are few mandolin family instruments as beautiful as the fanciful Gibson H-4mandola.  Based on the Gibson F-4 mandolin which was, in its early period, the top of the line Gibson mandolin (until 1922 when it was superseded by the F-5) it is a larger version of the F-4, having the large body scroll on the upper bass side and having the two large body points on the treble side.  The headstock is matching, except in reverse, having a small scroll on the bass side and a large scroll on the treble side of the headstock, and an even larger point at the top center of the headstock.
     

    Our Discount Price is $7,735.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $7,500.00.
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  3. The Loar (new) LM170VSM Grassroots A Mandolin

    The Loar (new) LM170VSM Grassroots A Mandolin

    Tag No 32-4088 New
    #A44072663, with gig bag.

    Players will immediately respond to the classic “chop” only a quality mandolin can deliver. We've hand-carved the spruce tops to optimize each instrument's individual character, and the thin “V” profile of the maple neck fits comfortably in the player's hand. Our removal of the fretboard extension beyond the 20th fret allows for easy strumming without the classic problem of getting hung up on the extended upper frets.

    Our Price with Gig Bag is $345.00.
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  4. Gibson (used, 1919) Style A-2 brown-face mandolin

    Gibson (used, 1919) Style A-2 brown-face mandolin

    Tag No 32-3833 Used
    #53662, in very good plus condition with a new Guardian black exterior, hard shell plush lined case.

    Every now and then a prewar Gibson A-style mandolin comes in that’s a great player and a truly outstanding sounding mandolin, but which, in other ways, is not one that you would call “pristine” or even “excellent.”  This is one of those.   It is a bona fide Style A-2, meaning that it has ivoroid top binding as well as back binding, plus an ivoroid bound black ebony fingerboard.   we would very much like to recommend it to you as being a fine looking Style A-2 mandolin, a good player, and a great sounding musical instrument that has already experienced 95 years of American history and which is undoubtedly ready, able and willing to be used for another 95 years of making music.

    Our Discount Price is $1,954.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $1,895.00.
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  5. Collings (new) MF Mandolin Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!

    Collings (new) MF Mandolin

    Tag No 32-3715 New Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!
    #F1533, in matte finish in sunburst, with a hard shell case.

    The MF a satin finish F-model with simplified appointments. With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as the other fully-appointed models that Collings builds. These instruments produce the rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin at an affordable price.

    Our Discount Price is $4,315.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $4,185.00.
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  6. Epiphone (used, 1919) Stathopoulo Mandolin Banjo

    Epiphone (used, 1919) Stathopoulo Mandolin Banjo

    Tag No 32-3606 Used
    #23245, with a long, elephant-like snout as its headstock, having the number 23245 etched by a prior owner on the heel cap, with original hard shell case.

    Mr. A. Stathopoulo of New York built this banjo-mandolin with a European style headstock – with open architecture – one long slot across which 8 side mounted tuners cross a gulf, four on each side, each with an ivoroid round button.   The very top of the headstock is bent forward at the top, perhaps this was an architectural element in Greece, from whence Mr. Stathopoulo emigrated.  Getting back to our story, Anastasios Stathopoulo’s son later renamed the company “Epiphone.”

    Our Discount Price is $819.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $795.00.
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  7. Vega (used, 1919) Style K Mandolin-Banjo

    Vega (used, 1919) Style K Mandolin-Banjo

    Tag No 32-3535 Used
    #34781, in excellent condition with original hard shell case.

    This is a very fine and well-maintained example – complete with original case.   The Style K was Vega Banjo Company’s simplest model – having no tone ring and no “rolled bead” in between the skin and the walls of the rim on the inside of the instrument.  It does, however, have a rosewood headplate, unadorned by decoration, an unbound black fingerboard which could be ebony or stained pearwood, a possibly stained maple rim and mahogany neck.

    Our Discount Price is $819.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $795.00.
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  8. D'Angelico (used, 1937 circa) Fancy Two-Asymmetrical-Point "Scroll" mandolin This item is NOW ON SALE!

    D'Angelico (used, 1937 circa) Fancy Two-Asymmetrical-Point "Scroll" mandolin Now on Sale!

    Tag No 32-3263 Used
    #102MB, emulating the style of a Lyon & Healy Style “A” Professional, in very good plus condition with a worn but original hard shell case.

    Over the 41 years we’ve been in business we have seen and sold many one-of-a-kind John D’Angelico instruments.  That’s because he built in New York City, on the Lower East Side and because most of the people who bought from him lived in NYC, and because also, we, ourselves, are located in New York City we have gotten to see an extremely large number of D’Angelico instruments over the decades.   This is a very beautiful mandolin . . .     

    NOW ON SALE!   THIS WAS $11,856, BUT CAN NOW BE OBTAINED FOR a thousand dollars less:

    Our SALE Discount Price is $10,300.00 and Our SALE Cash Discount Price is $9,999.00.
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  9. Gretsch ® (new) G9320 New York Deluxe Mandolin

    Gretsch ® (new) G9320 New York Deluxe Mandolin

    Tag No 32-4110 New
    #CDM1408299, with Gretsch Gig Bag included!

    Announcing the return of the Gretsch New Yorker Mandolin! Styled after the 1950s classic, these modern-day versions offer full-bodied tone, smooth playing performance and eye-stopping beauty you’d expect from none other than GRETSCH! The G9320 New Yorker Deluxe features solid spruce top; mahogany sides, back, and neck; rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, rosewood “electric” bridge; Grover® machine heads; vintage “clam-shell” tailpiece; nickel hardware; 13 7/8” scale; 1 1/16” nut; antique semi-gloss 3-tone sunburst finish.  The Gretsch List price $428 (with gig bag)

    Our Price with Gig Bag is $275.00.
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  10. The Loar (new) LM500VS F-Style Mandolin

    The Loar (new) LM500VS F-Style Mandolin

    Tag No 32-4089 New
    #A14331328, with poly foam Travelite case.

    premium solid spruce top, solid highly-flamed maple back and sides, a flamed maple neck, and an ebony fretboard and bridge. With an Abalone/ M.O.P. Florentine-style headstock inlay designed by Greg Rich, Vintage white binding borders the entire instrument with an added black and white inlay on the top, back, headstock, fingerboard and pickguard. The pickguard is the same tortoise-shell plastic as the vintage original, and a reproduction tailpiece with an engraved cover.

    Our price with case is $790.00.
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  11. Vega (used, 1920) Model 201 Mandolin

    Vega (used, 1920) Model 201 Mandolin

    Tag No 39-2257 Used
    #38426, sunburst top, mahogany back and sides, very good plus condition, ivoroid bound top, with a newer, somewhat oversized in interior length, hard shell case.

    We are pleased to say that a posting on Mandolin Café back in January 2005 from “dunbarhamlin” provides greatly appreciated background on this style Vega mandolin.       He says:  “Ooh nice. Looks like a 201 (the cylinder backs being designated 202, 203, 205 and 207, according to furniture and ornamentation).  Whilst woods do change, the catalogue I have which features it offers the following specification:

    Our Discount Price is $923.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $895.00.
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  12. Weber (new) Gallatin A Mandolin Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!

    Weber (new) Gallatin A Mandolin

    Tag No 39-2028 New Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!
    #12266204, with K&K pickup, gloss finish all over, and sunburst. Solid spruce top, solid maple sides & back, with hard shell case.

    There are three options on this mandolin: 

    1)  the finish is all glossy all over – normally it is matte (satin) all over.

    2) the finish is sunburst.   Normally it is natural.

    3) it has a factory installed K&K pickup system.

    These three options do, certainly, add to the price of the mandolin.Nevertheless, it is a very fine and exciting instrument and immediately suitable for on-stage use.

    The Weber List Price is $2624

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  13. Collings (new) MF Mandolin in Blonde with Wide Nut Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!

    Collings (new) MF Mandolin in Blonde with Wide Nut

    Tag No 32-3984 New Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!
    #F1592, glossy top fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides with a hard shell case.

    These instruments produce the rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin at an affordable price and with a slightly wider fingerboard for ease of use.

    Our Discount Price is $4,779.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $4,635.00.
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  14. Kentucky (new) KM250

    Kentucky (new) KM250

    Tag No 32-3975 New
    #13103002, with gig bag.

    traditional sunburst finish, solid handcarved spruce top, solid handcarved maple back & sides, nitro-cellulose finish, radiused rosewood fingerboard, bound neck and headstock, bone nut and hard shell case.

    Our Discount Price is $487.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $473.00.
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  15. Gibson (used, 1925) Master Model "Fern" F-5 Mandolin This item is NOW ON SALE! Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!

    Gibson (used, 1925) Master Model "Fern" F-5 Mandolin Now on Sale!

    Tag No 39-1051 Used Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!
    #82134, in excellent original condition with original black exterior semi-rectangular hard shell case.

    This is, by anybody’s standards, one of the finest Gibson mandolins produced in the post-Lloyd Loar era.  Even though its original owner possessed what is arguably the finest mandolin one could purchase in 1925, said individual never learned to play and so the instrument remains in solidly excellent condition. The mandolin has never been out of the care and protection of the family to which it has belonged, and, has, ever since the late 1920s, seldom been taken out of its original compartmentalized case – the semi-rectangular hard shell with the red velour  lining.   WAS $102,585 BUT NOW ON SALE FOR: 

    Our SALE Discount Price is $82,475.00 and Our SALE Cash Discount Price is $79,995.00.
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  16. Gibson (used, 1924) Lloyd Loar F-5 Master Model signed March 31, 1924 Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!

    Gibson (used, 1924) Lloyd Loar F-5 Master Model signed March 31, 1924

    Tag No 58-9571 Used Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!
    #75846, in excellent original condition in Cremona Brown Sunburst with the original hard shell case.

    We present to you an example of the finest mandolin known to mankind.  “What might that be?” I thought I heard someone ask.   It is [a flourish of trumpets is heard offstage] a Gibson March 31, 1924 (signed and dated) Lloyd Loar F-5 model mandolin, #75846, bearing Virzi Number (one of the lowest numbers seen although they seem to have been applied in no particular order) of #10002.  

    Now on sale - this WAS $250,000.  But not any more.  Now it's affordable.

    Our Price ON SALE is $175,000.00.
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  17. National (used, 1930) Prewar Style 1 Mandolin This item is NOW ON SALE!

    National (used, 1930) Prewar Style 1 Mandolin Now on Sale!

    Tag No 59-0575 Used
    #586, in very good condition, with original hard shell case.

    There are few 20th Century art deco designs as beautiful as the design of the German Silver (which is a fancy way of saying nickel alloy) prewar National single cone mandolin that are as easy to play – and LOUD? Don’t ask! This 8-string powerhouse is remarkably powerful, with original hard shell case. There are few 20th century art deco designs as beautiful as the design of the German Silver (which is a fancy way of saying nickel alloy) prewar National single cone mandolin. This one plays nicely and sounds incredibly good.  THIS WAS $3087. IT IS NOW ON SALE:

    Our SALE Discount Price is $2,263.00 and Our SALE Cash Discount Price is $2,195.00.
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  18. The Loar (new) LM600VS Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!

    The Loar (new) LM600VS

    Tag No 32-4091 New Hear this instrument in our demonstration video!
    #A12121109, vintage sunburst, with poly foam semi-hard case.

    Per its manufacturer (paraphrased): Hand-carved and graduated from solid select tonewoods and featuring a lightweight nitrocellulose finish for incredible projection, The Loar’s outstanding all-solid mandolin is an interpretation of its historical antecedent. The LM-600VS is a mandolin you need to hear – the hand-buffed tobacco sunburst nitro-cellulose finish provides a vintage sheen and a bluegrass “bark” that will even impress your furry friends at the Bide-a-Wee Shelter.

    Our Price with semi-hard case is $849.99.
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  19. Giacomel (new) J-5 Mandolin from Genova Italy

    Giacomel (new) J-5 Mandolin from Genova Italy

    Tag No 78-7662 New
    #6007, aging toner finish, housed in a rectangular hard shell plush lined case.

    Corrado Giacomel.works at Via Zamperini 48 16010 S.Olcese, in Genova, Italy. If you happen to be in Genova, do say Ciao. The website is: www.corradogiacomel.it His mandolins are distributed in the USA by mandolin monster David Grisman, and Mandolin Brothers is the newly selected East Coast Display Showroom (and non-denominational chapel) for this brand. David is shown holding his own Giacomel on the cover of his recent duet album with John Sebastian.    

    Our Discount Price is $12,887.00 and Our Cash Discount Price is $12,500.00.
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