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  1. Tippin OMT - Sitka & Madagascar Rosewood - 2005 (used)

    Tippin OMT - Sitka & Madagascar Rosewood - 2005 (used)

    Out of stock
    2005 Bill Tippin OMT in excellent condition. Classic mad rose tone with fantastic depth and richness, it has great clarity and remarkable individual note definition. The bass notes are very well defined, the mids warm and sonorous and the trebles full and clear.

    • Sitka spruce top
    • Madagascar rosewood back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25 ¼” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15 3/16” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • MoP logo
    • B/W/B purfling
    • Ivoroid bindings
    • Ebony headstock veneer
    • Marquetry backstrip
    • Tulip MoP and abalone position markers (with side dots)
    • Wood rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Waverly tuners
    • Nickel tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Tortoise pickguard
    • TKL case

    Tippin OMT - Sitka & Madagascar Rosewood - 2005 (used)Tippin OMT - Sitka & Madagascar Rosewood - 2005 (used)Tippin OMT - Sitka & Madagascar Rosewood - 2005 (used)


  2. Tippin Bravado - Adirondack & Quilted Mahogany

    Tippin Bravado - Adirondack & Quilted Mahogany

    Out of stock
    Another example of why Bill has such a great reputation. Immaculate workmanship, great artistry and unbelievable tone. It has deep, woody and airy bass tones with rich and complex mids and clear, sweet trebles, the balance and separation is truly remarkable.

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    • Adirondack spruce top
    • Quilted mahogany back and sides
    • 25.7 scale
    • 1 3/4 nut width
    • 2 1/4 string spacing at saddle
    • 16 3/16 lower bout
    • Flamed maple body, neck and headstock bindings
    • Flamed maple and bloodwood backstrip
    • 12th fret mother of pearl logo
    • Flamed maple and bloodwood purflings
    • First fret fretboard inlay
    • Flamed maple with bloodwood lines rosette
    • Ebony fingerboard
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Fossil horn bridge pins
    • Gotoh 510 tuners
    • TKL case



    Tippin Bravado - Adirondack & Quilted MahoganyTippin Bravado - Adirondack & Quilted MahoganyTippin Bravado - Adirondack & Quilted Mahogany


  3. Tippin DST Dreadnought - Adirondack & Mahogany

    Tippin DST Dreadnought - Adirondack & Mahogany

    Out of stock
    Was £6500. Dusty Corner price £4995.

    A dreadnought among dreadnoughts. A HUGE sound with the warmth of a twelve fret and immense power, separation and clarity. Be heard bright and clear with great depth.


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    • Adirondack spruce top
    • Mahagony back and sides
    • K+K pickup
    • Mahogany neck
    • 12 frets to the body
    • 25.5” scale
    • 1 11/16” nut width
    • Slotted headstock
    • 2 1/4" string spacing at saddle
    • 16" lower bout
    • Mahogany rosette
    • MoP logo
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Tulip position markers
    • Waverly tuners
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Tortosie pickguard
    • TKL case

    Tippin DST Dreadnought - Adirondack & MahoganyTippin DST Dreadnought - Adirondack & MahoganyTippin DST Dreadnought - Adirondack & Mahogany


  4. Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)

    Old Wave A4 spruce/flamed maple (used)

    Out of stock
    In great condition with a few barely visible surface marks and £500 less than a new one. This Lovely A4 from Bill is a classic oval hole mando, lots of depth, resonance and sweetness with clear trebles.

    With original TKL case.

    Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)
    Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)
    Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)Old Wave A4  spruce/flamed maple (used)
  5. Eastman MDC 805 Mandocello

    Eastman MDC 805 Mandocello

    Out of stock
    £2079, free UK mainland delivery, including pro set-up.

    Oval or f hole for a mandocello? It would seem logical that a cello would be better with oval holes given that bass and resonance is the point of a cello. I was surprised when I visited Bill Bussmann to hear the incredible bass from his jazz guitar bodied, f hole, octave mandolin, so surprised that I insisted he sell it to me! Not being a jazz fan I have never understood the sound of a jazz guitar, I just don't get it or particularly like it. It's the last thing I would have thought would produce a bassy and resonant larger mandolin family instrument, but is does! ... end of long story.... This Eastman cello proves the theory that somehow a jazz guitar body produces a deep and resonant sound. It has incredible warm and dark basses with rich and thick resonance, it plays easily and is a very fine mandocello. Comes with hardshell case.

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  6. Gibson Style O Artist 1920 (used)

    Gibson Style O Artist 1920 (used)

    Out of stock
    1920 Gibson O Style Artist in amazing condition, all original including case (a bit tatty with the cloth covering removed). The Style O was made famous by Big Bill Broonzy.

    I had been wanting to get my hands on one fo these for a very long time, and then I find two in a few months! It plays beautifully with a rich and full tone, more of a flat-top than archtop sound. All in perfect working order with good action and no buzzes or rattles.

    Gibson Style O Artist 1920 (used)Gibson Style O Artist 1920 (used)Gibson Style O Artist 1920 (used)


  7. Old Wave Mandola - Cabernet

    Old Wave Mandola - Cabernet

    Out of stock
    Beautiful mandola from Bill with a Colorado Engelmann spruce top with red spruce x bracing, Varnum estate curly maple sides and back, 2 piece neck, 16" scale, 16"radius ebony fretboard, ebony Cumberland Acoustic bridge, ebony peghead veneer, ivoroid binding, abalone position dots, rosette and wave inlay, 1 1/4" bison bone nut, Grover tuners, cabernet lacquer finish, D’Addario J72 strings, Weber hardshell case.

    It has a beautiful deep and sonorous tone, just like a great 'dola should, fantastic warmth and wonderful dark resonance. A great mandola like this sounds a lot deeper that it really is.


    Old Wave Mandola - Cabernet Old Wave Mandola - Cabernet Old Wave Mandola - Cabernet


  8. Old Wave Melondolin

    Old Wave Melondolin

    Out of stock
    When I last visited Bill and played his melon I told him I just had to have one. He said he felt that with the last one (his) he had achieved what he wanted form the idea and didn't want to make anymore. Mean son of a ******.

    Anyways, to cut a long story very short a while later I heard those immortal words 'I owe you a favour' this is that favour. I've had it a while now and despite the regular thinning of my herd its staying.

    Old Wave MelondolinOld Wave MelondolinOld Wave Melondolin


  9. Collings OO1 - Sitka & Flamed Maple

    Collings OO1 - Sitka & Flamed Maple

    Out of stock
    Gorgeous flamed maple, back sides and neck make this OO1 from Bill Collings look as stunning as it sounds. It has all the versatility, depth of tone and clarity of the mahogany OM with a little added sparkle. The OO is my favourite body size and this little beauty sits in the lap very comfortably for sofa noodling without losing hardly a tad in the volume and projection departments.

    Top Sitka spruce
    Back & Sides Flamed Maple
    Neck Flamed maple
    Body Binding Tortoise with b/w/b/w top purfling
    Fingerboard Binding None
    Peghead Binding None
    Bridge Ebony pyramid-style with 2 5/16" spacing
    Fingerboard Ebony with MOP short dots
    Bridge Pins/End Pin Ebony with MOP dot
    Nut Bone, 1 13/16"
    Saddle Bone, Drop-in
    Neck Profile Modified V
    Peghead Profile Tapered slotted square with volute
    Neck Joint Mortise & tenon hybrid
    Truss Rod Fully adjustable
    Frets Medium 18% nickel-silver
    Peghead Veneer Ebony with MOP Collings logo
    Tuners Nickel Waverly (16:1 ratio)
    Backstrip 1-style (Walnut)
    Rosette b/w Purfling
    Scale Length 24 7/8"
    Brace Material Sitka spruce
    Brace Pattern Pre-war scalloped X-brace
    Fingerboard Radius 14" - 26" compound
    Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
    Neck Finish High gloss polyester resin
    Pickguard Tortoise
    Strings D'Addario EJ-16 (.012"- .053")
    Case Deluxe Hardshell case by TKL
    Neck Profile


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  10. Old Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - sold

    Old Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - sold

    Out of stock
    Bill made this one for me, its also to the same specs as Simon Mayor’s signature Vanden. Adirondack spruce top with red spruce tone bar bracing curly sugar maple 1 piece back, 12" radius ebony fretboard and bridge, ivoroid binding 1 3/16" nut width, medium sunburst lacquer finish, TKL tweed hardshell case.

    Unfortunately in these tough economic times it has to be up for sale. Please don't buy it!


    Old Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - soldOld Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - soldOld Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - sold
    Old Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - soldOld Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - soldOld Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - sold

    Old Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - soldOld Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - soldOld Wave A5 Blackface wide neck Adirondack spruce/curly sugar maple - sold
  11. Old Wave A4 - Cabernet

    Old Wave A4 - Cabernet

    Out of stock
    Colorado Engelmann spruce top with red spruce x bracing, quilted maple 2 piece back, 12" radius ebony fretboard and bridge, ivoroid binding, pearl position dots and wave inlay, abalone rosette, quilted peghead veneer and cabernet lacquer finish, TKL black hardshell case.

    Another fantastic and beautiful A4 from Bill, very rich and full with strong and well defined bass, sweet and complex mids and clear, ringing trebles.

    Old Wave A4 - CabernetOld Wave A4 - CabernetOld Wave A4 - Cabernet


  12. Franzke A5

    Franzke A5

    Out of stock
    It has a very balanced sound with full basses, rich and complex mids and clear, ringing trebles. The chop is what I refer to as 'musical' plenty of power and cut but with warmth and richness. Great for bluegrass and almost any other style of playing.

    Top Engelmann Spruce
    Back/Sides Red Maple
    Fretboard Ebony
    Inlay Reconstituted Stone
    Bindings Maple/black/maple
    Truss rod Fixed double carbon fiber
    Tailpiece James engraved
    Bridge Bill James
    Tuners Golden Age
    Finish French polished Spirit Varnish
    Frets Gold EVO
    Case Guardian molded

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  13. Franzke A4

    Franzke A4

    Out of stock
    This beauty has a very even sound from the lowest G all the way up the fretboard, not biased towards the bass notes like so many oval holed mandolins. The tone is very full and sweet with great individual note definition, fantastic for folk/old time and many more styles.

    Top Engelmann Spruce
    Back/Sides Red Maple
    Neck Maple
    Fretboard Ebony
    Inlay Reconstituted Stone
    Bindings Maple/bloodwood/maple
    Truss rod Fixed double carbon fiber
    Tailpiece James engraved
    Bridge Bill James
    Tuners Golden Age
    Finish French polished Spirit Varnish
    Frets Gold EVO
    Case Guardian molded



    Franzke A4 Franzke A4 Franzke A4


  14. Northfield Big Mon F5 - Engelmann Spruce Top

    Northfield Big Mon F5 - Engelmann Spruce Top

    £4,795.00
     
    In stock
    Big Mon with Engelmann Spruce top, violin varnish neck, engraved Bill James tailpiece.

    The Northfield Big Mon has been creating quite a stir. It has a big fat tone with fantastic volume and projection. Created as the ideal bluegrass hoss (or cannon if you prefer) it has an amazing chop and great depth and richness of tone to take on pretty well any style, with great responsiveness from the lightest touch to the heaviest attack with a thick pick it is fantastic for all types of playing.

    From the Northfield website. "Our "Big Mon" Mandolin is something we created in our shop. In an effort to try and create a little more mid range and bass response, with a nice airy sound, we developed this model to have a distinct voice. Here's what we did..

    The "Big Mon" body style is just slightly different than the standard size. We've increased the width of the body, at its widest point, by 5mm. We've also adjusted the depth/width of the sides a little in a few places. Everything is in proportion to this change, so it results in a slightly larger body overall. It's not very noticeable unless you compare it directly to another standard size by lining them up back to back."

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  15. Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)

    Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)

    £4,395.00
     
    In stock
    Another amazing octave mandolin from Bill. Colorado engelmann spruce top (milled 1997) with red spruce spruce x bracing, Vermont mamaple (milled 2006) 2 piece back, 16" radius macassar ebony fretboard, bridge, pickguard, and peghead veneer, ivoroid celluloid binding, abalone position dots and wave inlay, 1 3/8 bison bone nut, grover tuners, sunburst lacquer finish over shella, Mangan custom 48-34-23-13 strings, tweed hardshell case.

    I have only ever owned two octave mandolins personally, both made by Mr. Bussmann.To use one of my favourite cliches again it sounds as good as it looks. Well defined bass (not a common feature on octave mandolins) with depth and resonance, warm and complex mids with clear and strong trebles... fantastic.

    Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)
    Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)
    Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)
    Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)Old Wave Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolin (GoM)
  16. Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann top (used)

    Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann top (used)

    Out of stock
    A very rare opportunity to get a used big Mon in excellent condition. Save £1000 on the new price.

    The Northfield Big Mon has been creating quite a stir. It has a big fat tone with fantastic volume and projection. Created as the ideal bluegrass hoss (or cannon if you prefer) it has great depth and richness of tone to take on pretty well any style, with great responsiveness from the lightest touch to the heaviest attack with a thick pick.

    From the Northfield website. "Our "Big Mon" Mandolin is something we created in our shop. In an effort to try and create a little more mid range and bass response, with a nice airy sound, we developed this model to have a distinct voice. Here's what we did..

    The "Big Mon" body style is just slightly different than the standard size. We've increased the width of the body, at its widest point, by 5mm. We've also adjusted the depth/width of the sides a little in a few places. Everything is in proportion to this change, so it results in a slightly larger body overall. It's not very noticeable unless you compare it directly to another standard size by lining them up back to back."

    Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann top (used)Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann top (used)Northfield Big Mon F5 Engelmann top (used)


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