This bears Individual Number 30 out of 50 made total, #41025020, with plush lined hard shell case. The Wayne Benson Model (he’s the mandolinist in the bluegrass group IIIrd Tyme Out) is quite unusual having a matte finish instead of the usual shiny, with an extremely colorful “fern” peghead inlay, a headstock that is triple bound in white-black-white, as is the fretboard, as is the elevated pickguard.
The Gibson List Price is $10,030. The Gibson MAP (lowest price it can be advertised for) is $9027.
Traditional Kentucky A-model mandolins offer players that big sweet tone and easy playability, all priced within the reach of any budget-conscious musician. Saga has now raised the bar even further by upgrading the features of the KM-140 to include a solid top - making this already runaway best-seller even better!
What is as beautiful as a D’Angelico mandolin? The last numbered mandolin D'Angelico entered in his log book was #174 which was dated 1954, and then he entered #185 dated 4/19/52 which doesn't say "mandolin" but it does say "Pts." Which might mean a "mandolin with 2 points." In the annals of great mandolins of our ancestral past, the John D’Angelico hand-made stands apart in the hierarchy of historiography. It also sounds marvelous.THIS WAS $9500 BUT NOW ON SALE:
maple back & sides (carved back), carved spruce top, single-bound top with tortoise binding, tone bars, radiussed fingerboard, 1-3/16" nut width, adjustable Collings ebony bridge and Collings custom one-piece tailpiece.
This mandolin has solid maple back and sides and neck with 12th fret neck joint, in traditional high-gloss sunburst finish, multiple binding on top, bound rosewood fretboard, classic mother-of-pearl “Kentucky” script inlay and dot markers, inlaid mother-of-pearl position markers, deluxe tuning machines, adjustable truss rod and compensated rosewood bridge with nickel-plated hardware.
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.
mother-of-pearl Collings logo in headstock, Gotoh tuners, Collings custom one-piece tailpiece and hard shell case. The Collings mandolin (no matter what model) is one of the finest sounding company-made mandolins available in our entire inventory of mandolins. Its sound Willie Mays you.
A two-point, hand-made, exquisite-sounding acoustic eight-string suitable for bluegrass or any other type of music, this is as fine a modern mandolin in an intermediate price range as can be imagined. About his mandolins, the builder of the mighty Phoenix says – these are instruments for connoisseurs of handcrafted instruments, and for musicians who want outstanding volume, tone, and playability.
The Big Muddy List price is $745.00 and you may phone or email for your own low pricing.
This is certainly a rare and unusual instrument – putting it another way we have not seen any others in our 37 years in business. The black, flat pickup with the eight raised pole pieces measures approximately 3 ¾” by 1 ¾”. This pickup is covered by a two piece curved, chrome plated cover that so greatly resembles the cover on a Rickenbacker Electro or Frying Pan lap steel that we wonder whether Vega contracted with Rickenbacker to get their pickup and cover. Our Price WAS $1747 but was recently lowered to:
and a strap pin/jack on the bottom side, made for the jazz mandolinist seeking elegance, beauty and sonic affluence. It proffers a radiused Macassar ebony fingerboard, highly flamed maple back and sides, a most comfortable one-piece maple neck and a European spruce top. The top and back are unbound and the bridge saddle is made of Macassar.
One of the loudest fretted instruments you will ever, in your life, hear. Handsome, robust, useful, full of both vim and vigor, this is a mandolin for the extroverted and the musician who needs to be heard.
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 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.
Kentucky Mandolins has truly outdone itself with this honored KM-1000 model. Largely hand-made by a dedicated group of trained luthiers, this instrument reflects a level of attention to detail seldom seen in instruments of its price range. The crème bound glossy black headplate hosts a “The Kentucky” pearl inlaid logo and a standard powerflot decoration.
This is a good looking, full-featured, Chinese-made F-style mandolin, having an abalone and mother of pearl fern inlaid into its black glossy headplate overlay, gold-plated hardware, spruce top, maple back and sides, the script “Kentucky” logo on headstock and “Kentucky” etched into the gold-plated slide-on tailpiece.
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