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Mandolins

Mandolins|1982 J.R. Zeidler Carrara|$15500.00|

 

Legendary builder John Zeidler was best known for his mandolins and archtop guitars. He built approximately 30 mandolins in his lifetime, making this one of the rarest mandolins in...

Mandolins|2010 Dudenbostel A-5|$12500.00|

 

A truly spectacular mandolin in every way! This is a near-mint example of Lynn's top of the line A-style mandolin. Incredibly balanced, warm, powerful tone from top to bottom....

Mandolins|1924 Gibson A-2Z|$6500.00|

 

One of the most sought-after A-style mandolins in existence! A true Loar-era snakehead in exceptionally good condition. No cracks or repairs, and everything looks to be original with...

Mandolins|1991 R.L. Givens A-6|$6000.00|

 

Serial #584, built in 1991, this is an extremely clean example of Bob Givens' later work. Art-deco flowerpot headstock inlay, radiused fingerboard with snowflake inlays. This is a...

Mandolins|1988 R.L. Givens A-6|$5800.00|

 

Serial #445, built in 1988, this is simply one of the finest sounding R.L. Givens A-6 mandolins we've ever seen. This one has it all, from strong lows to wide-open highs. Art deco...

Mandolins|1990 R.L. Givens A-6|$5500.00|

 

Serial #560, built in 1990, this is another exceptionally good sounding R.L. Givens A-6 mandolin. This one has seen a lot of action in its life and has some play wear on the top,...

Mandolins|1979 R.L. Givens A-style|$4000.00|

 

Serial #153, this is a well-played example of a late-70s R.L. Givens A. It has lots of honest play wear, including most of the original finish having been worn off the neck. The...

Mandolins|1920s Lyon and Healy Style A|$3500.00|

 

A lovely Lyon & Healy Style A mandolin at a nice price! This is the top-of-the-line model the violin-style scroll headstock. This instrument has a couple issues to note. First,...

Mandolins|70s Givens/ODE F-style|$3400.00|

 

Built by Bob Givens in the 70s for Tut Taylor Music, Inc. This mandolin is in excellent condition with no cracks or repairs. There is some minor finish crazing as well as a small...

Mandolins|early-70s R.L. Givens A-style|$3400.00|

 

This is a very early R.L. Givens mandolin from before he started numbering his instruments. It is very basic in terms of cosmetic appointments but is in good condition with no...

Mandolins|Collings MT2 Mandolin|$3200.00|

 

Near-mint condition Collings MT2 mandolin with custom brown finish. This mandolin has no cracks or repairs and has only the slightest bit of play wear. Overall a fantastic sounding...

Mandolins|1920s Lyon & Healy Style B|$3000.00|

 

Very nice 20s Lyon & Healy Style B mandolin. These instruments are highly sought after by classical players due to their sweet tone. This one has been recently refreted with...

Mandolins|1973 R.L. Givens A-style|$3000.00|

 

Serial #33, built while Bob Givens had his shop in Monrovia, California. This mandolin has seen some action and has the wear to prove it -- definitely a "players" instrument with...

Mandolins|1983 flatiron A-5-1 mandolin|$2500.00
Mandolins|1919 Gibson A-2|$2100.00|

 

Serial #51466, this is a well-preserved, great sounding late-teens Gibson. Original tuners, non-adjustable ebony bridge, missing original pickguard. There is one small repaired crack...

Mandolins|1960s Givens/Ode A-style|$2000.00|

 

Serial #7543, this mandolin was built by Bob Givens while he was building for Tut Taylor under the Ode brand. The headstock label says "ODE", and the label on the inside reads "The...

Mandolins|1925 Gibson A jr. Mandolin|$1900.00|

 

Great sounding, very clean snakehead A from the post-Loar era. There are no cracks, but the back has been taken off and reglued at some point. We're not sure why this was done, but...

Mandolins|Ron Oates Workingman's Special|$1900.00|

 

Mint condition 5-string Rono electric mandolin with Bill Lawrence humbucker. As anyone who is familiar with Rono instruments, they're very hard to get a hold of, and from what we've...

Mandolins|1924 Gibson A junior|$1800.00|

 

Very nice Gibson Loar-era snakehead mandolin! These A-juniors are among the best values out there. The differences between these and the higher-end snakeheads from the same period...

Mandolins|Ron Oates 5-string Electric|$1800.00|

 

Mint condition Rono 5-string mandolin. This is a no-frills model with a single EMG pickup. As anyone who is familiar with Rono instruments, they're very hard to get a hold of, and...

Mandolins|Ron Oates 5-string Electric|$1800.00|

 

Mint condition Rono 5-string mandolin. This is a no-frills model with a single EMG pickup. As anyone who is familiar with Rono instruments, they're very hard to get a hold of, and...

Mandolins|1920s Lyon & Healy Style C|$1800.00|

 

Serial #564, the Style-C is the least ornate of Lyon & Healy's 3 models from this period. This is a heavily-played, well-worn, great sounding little mandolin. Lyon & Healys...

Mandolins|1921 Gibson A|$1600.00|

 

Serial #65266, great sounding, all-original, early-20s Gibson A. This mandolin has been heavily used but not abused. There is lots of finish crazing and wear, but no structural...

Mandolins|1921 Gibson A|$1600.00|

 

Serial #68382, great sounding & playing early-20s Gibson A. This is a "players" instrument and has some minor structural issues, though none that impact the sound or playability...

Mandolins|1930s Gibson A-50 (wide-body)|$1600.00|

 

This is an unusual model mandolin that was only manufactured from 1933-1941. It has a significantly wider body than the more common A-50 model. This mandolin has a ton of mojo with...

Mandolins|2011 Judd Houk Electric Mandolin|$1500.00|

 

Another one-of-a-kind creation by Judd Houk. This is a 4-string electric mandolin. Virtually everything on this instrument is completely hand-made, including the pickup.

Mandolins|1921 Gibson A|$1400.00|

 

Serial #66786, heavily worn 1921 Gibson A. Don't let appearances fool you, this is a great mandolin in totally sound structural condition. From a distance, it looks like there are...

Mandolins|1925 Gibson A-jr (snakehead)|$1300.00|

 

Serial #81430, restored mid-20s Gibson A-jr. This mandolin was recently brought back to life by our in-house luthier, Judd Houk. It had two long cracks running most of the length of...

Mandolins|1920s Vega Cylinderback|$1200.00|

 

Another great "players" mandolin from the '20s. The Vega cylinderback model is highly sought-after largely because of the big, open tone that this unusual body shape creates. They...

Mandolins|1970s Ode/Tut Taylor oval hole|$1200.00|

 

Nice round-hole mandolin bearing the "ODE" label on the headstock. There is no label or signature inside the mandolin, but it clearly comes from around the time when Bob Givens and...

Mandolins|2008 Mann EM-4 Electric Mandolin|$1000.00
Mandolins|1950s Gibson A-50|$900.00|

 

Nice, good sounding, "players" Gibson A-50. We're guessing its from the 50s though it doesn't have a label on the inside, so we can't be sure. This mandolin has lots of honest...

Mandolins|1920s Weymann Mandolute|$900.00|

 

This is a very cool, unusual instrument from the '20s. Its deep body gives it a strong, open tone, and the wood and appointments are visually beautiful. Its in very good structural...

Mandolins|Flatiron 1-N (lefty)|$800.00|

 

A fine left-handed example of the "pancake" mandolin. This model is an enduring classic and is prized for its simple design, modest price, and excellent sound. This one comes...

Mandolins|1930s Kalamazoo A-style|$750.00|

 

Another great Gibson-built Kalamazoo A-style mandolin from the 1930s. This one has f-holes and is in exceptionally good condition. Its all-original, crack free, and plays and sounds...

Mandolins|1920s Supertone Mandolin|$500.00|

 

Great looking & sounding American-made mandolin! This flat top & flat back model with oval sound hole produces a warm, full sound. Set up and playability are very good....

Mandolins|1920s Vega Style-K mando-banjo|$500.00
Mandolins|1950s Orpheum Stradolin|$450.00
Mandolins|1920s Rex A-style|$450.00
Mandolins|1920s Supertone Mandolin|$375.00

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