I stock a wide range of used and vintage mandolins, from early twentieth century Gibsons to contemporary masterpieces. Over the years we have had some very rare and collectable instruments and some great value beginners models. Some of our old stock is shown in our previously sold pages. All our used instruments are set-up and very playable.


  1. Gibson A1  1912

    Gibson A1 1912

    £1,395.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £40.20 per month with 10% deposit
    1912 A1 in great condition with original tuners, bridge, tailpiece and case (with new handle).

    Plays well with that classic full and fat tone.

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  2. Docherty 'Tweed' Bouzouki 1997

    Docherty 'Tweed' Bouzouki 1997

    £1,495.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £43.08 per month with 10% deposit
    Excellent condition Terry Docherty 'Tweed' Bouzouki in spruce and rosewood made in 1997, 25" scale, hard case.

    Nice full and rich/resonant tone with great volume and projection.

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  3. Hoyer Guitar Bodied mandolin

    Hoyer Guitar Bodied mandolin

    £499.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £14.38 per month with 10% deposit
    A fantastic Hoyer in great shape. I am told the original pickup works if you can find jack to fit. No case.

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  4. Capek A4 basic octave mandolin with Fishman pickup USED

    Capek A4 basic octave mandolin with Fishman pickup USED

    £1,595.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £45.96 per month with 10% deposit
    Rosta is the man for getting great bass from a mandolin and that's what you want from an octave mandolin. This beauty in spruce and flamed maple with a twenty two and three quarters inch scale length has a very strong but controlled bass with fantastic warm and vibrant mids and clear ringing trebles. Many octave mandolins suffer from muddiness, not this one, the balance and projection is amazing and it plays like a dream and sounds fantastic acoustic and plugged in. With case.

    In excellent condition with a few surface marks.

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  5. Gibson A-1 1908

    Gibson A-1 1908

    £1,750.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £50.43 per month with 10% deposit
    This is an early Gibson A style mandolin with "pumpkin" top and Orville Gibson's picture on the label. The mandolin has the first version of the elevated pickguard but it is missing the clamp. The tailpiece cover is the earliest version that is a bit more ornate. The original bridge height is a full 3/4". The finish is great and the top is fully arched with no sinking. This a great playing antique instrument. Classic vintage Gibbo tone, lots of that wonderful deep and resonant bass, warm and sweet mids and clear trebles.

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  6. Gibson A 1916

    Gibson A 1916

    £1,795.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £51.73 per month with 10% deposit
    This is an excellent 100 year blacktop Gibson "A" model w/ original pickguard, tuners, and tailpiece. The fingerboard is ebony and has new frets installed. Two piece birch back, spruce top. Some mild playing wear present.

    Wonderful classic teens Gibson tone. All those fantastic deep and sonorous bass and mid range notes with bright 'n clear trebles.

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  7. Gibson A3 teens

    Gibson A3 teens

    £1,895.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £54.61 per month with 10% deposit
    The serial number has faded away on this one so the year is unknown. It has one old repaired crack otherwise its in amazing condition with original tuners, bridge, tailpiece and case. This is a loud one with very balanced tone, not as 'tubby' as some, its very clear and warm.

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  8. Rigel G110 resophonic - USED

    Rigel G110 resophonic - USED

    £1,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £57.49 per month with 10% deposit
    Wha d' y say about this! There are not many of these around, grab it while you can! It's in as new condition, it's loud and resophonicy!! It's a tough business describing sound (awwww poor me). I'm not even going to try with this one. With case.



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  9. Flinthills/Franzke F5 special USED

    Flinthills/Franzke F5 special USED

    £1,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £57.49 per month with 10% deposit
    Used F5 special made by Mark Franzke before he changed the name to Franzke mandolins. Gorgeous Autumn brown gloss sunburst, single bound top and back, solid cast Allen tailpiece, tight tiger striped flamed maple back and sides and mother of pearl logo and headstok inlay. Its loud with powerful mids giving a great 'woof' of air from a chop chord, solid and woody bases and clear, well defined sharp trebles. Great for bluegrass, as mentioned, but it also has a richness in tone to make it a very versatile mandolin. With TKL case.

    It has some honest play wear but is structurally sound with no issues. Hence the amazing price, this is one heck of a lot of F5 for a tad under two grand.

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  10. Rigel CT 110 Blue

    Rigel CT 110 Blue

    Out of stock
    One of my favourite Rigels ever is back (probably briefly). This beauty used to be Ted Eschliman's, from jazzmando. It is in excellent condition and has the classic CT-110 sound, there is an amazing depth and richness to the tone, complex but well defined... its very hard to describe the tone of such a fantastic mandolin. Sounds great plugged in too.

    Its one of a kind and comes with the original Rigel tweed rectangular case.




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  11. Northfield F5S USED 2014

    Northfield F5S USED 2014

    £2,695.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £77.67 per month with 10% deposit
    Save £500 on the new price, in excellent condition with a few dings see photos, fully set up and plays beautifully.

    The amazing AIRLOOM case is included, this would normally add £250.

    Northfield's F5S has been getting a fantastic reception stateside and with very good reason.

    Fantastic played-in tone with a strong and powerful chop and much, much more, strong well defined bass notes, rich and complex mids and clear trebles. The balance and projection is remarkable as is the depth of tone. Great for the aforementioned bluegrass and almost any other style.

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  12. Gibson A-4 1931 previously owned by Norman Blake

    Gibson A-4 1931 previously owned by Norman Blake

    Out of stock
    This A-4 features a dark, red sunburst finish w/ truss rod & adjustable bridge. Bound spruce top and maple back. Equipped with all original hardware including, tailpiece, bridge, pickguard, tuners; truss-rod cover reads name of previous owner "F. SLIMER". In fantastic condition; some mild scratching/playing wear present and the back center seam re-glued a long time ago and is very stable. Fantastic playability, amazing rich and full tone. New frets and ebony fingerboard affords perfect intonation and playability. Owned and used by acoustic wizard Norman Blake for years with a letter of authenticity in the case.

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  13. Phoenix Bluegrass Used

    Phoenix Bluegrass Used

    £2,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £86.31 per month with 10% deposit
    Rolf says about his Bluegrass model;

    Designed for the special bluegrass sound with medium-heavy to heavy strings. Professionals describe this model as having a "cutting chop and superb bass," "great playability," "doesn't seem stiff or hard to play," "perfect balance between strings," and they remark on the added volume and clarity on the E-string, especially in the studio for recordings. Some players use the increased playability to make chop chords on the 12th-14th frets.

    If you a looking for a powerful bluegrass mandolin look no further but don't discount it for other styles, this is a very versatile mandolin, light and responsive to all playing styles.

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  14. Smart 'Comma' USED

    Smart 'Comma' USED

    £2,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £86.31 per month with 10% deposit
    If has Lawrence's legendary craftsmanship and a very clear tone with fantastic definition and projection.

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  15. Givens A5 mid 1970s

    Givens A5 mid 1970s

    £2,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £86.31 per month with 10% deposit
    Number 118 from Bob, mid 1970's or thereabouts. This A5 has a bound headstock, pickguard, radiussed fretboard scooped at the 23rd and 24th frets (possibly not original), Schaller tuners and Allen tailpiece. It's been well played but has no issues. It sounds like all great mandolins should... Incredible volume, separation and projection known to few mandolins but without sacrificing bass and sustain. Deep and rich at the lower end, a sweet, vibrant mid range and clear and bright in the high notes, great for bluegrass or any other mandolin style. With Golden Gate ABS case and McIntyre feather pickup.

    This is a fine example of his work with the characteristic Givens sound. Warm and deep bass with phenomenal mids giving that rare chop that is both powerful and musical. The trebles are strong and clear, a great bluegrasser but with enough depth and character to be good for all styles.


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  16. Randy Wood Mike Compton Limited Edition two point mandolin SOLD

    Randy Wood Mike Compton Limited Edition two point mandolin SOLD

    Out of stock

    Randy Wood has an incredible and long standing reputation as one of the best mandolin luthiers there is. Mike Compton has an equal reputation as one of the elite mandolin players. Put the two together and you get this work of aesthetic and acoustic art.

    This beauty will do anything, it bites and barks like few others when asked (Ban*os watch out!) and is equally at home with a gentle touch, responding with with rich and intimate tones.

    A great all-rounder, a piece of history and an example of what happens when two of the greats of the mandolin world get together.

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  17. Kentucky Dawg Used

    Kentucky Dawg Used

    £2,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £86.31 per month with 10% deposit
    The famous Kentucky Dawg is a reproduction of the Monteleone Grand Artist. Made by the Sumi team in Japan in cooperation with John Monteleone. There was only 48 of these made.

    It has a full tone with a great chop and good volume. With hard case.

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  18. Givens A5 1981

    Givens A5 1981

    £3,195.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £92.08 per month with 10% deposit
    Its a while since I've had a Givens in, this is the twelfth one at TAMCO, they have all sounded fantastic and this one is no exception. Since Bob's untimely death in 1992 at the age of 50 his reputation has soared and here's why.

    I can still remember the first one I had in, it was a revelation for me. They vary in tone a little, this one is very loud with great definition and projection, fantastic for bluegrassers and ban*o assassination.

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  19. Gibson H1 mandola 1917 pumpkin top

    Gibson H1 mandola 1917 pumpkin top

    £3,350.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £96.54 per month with 10% deposit
    I hope I look this good at 99!

    Gibson H1 mandola 1917 pumpkin top in incredible condition apart from the ding on the top and a few other very minor scuffs it looks new, its as shiny as a new pin! All original; tuners, tuner pegs, pickguard and clamp, tailpiece and cover, bridge and case.

    Ooodles of that wonderful deep and dark tone, there is nothing that sounds quite like one of these old Gibbo mandolas, the resonance just keeps going and going and going….

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  20. Gibson J mandobass 1922

    Gibson J mandobass 1922

    Out of stock
    After well over10 years at TAMCO the mandobass is sorely missed. I've added a couple of photos of its new owner. I am delighted that it has gone to a good home and is being played instead of just admired.

    I am very loathe to part with this beauty, its been my shop mascot for about twelve years but needs must.

    Complete with both stands and original gigbag (with a small tear, see photos).

    These are very rare and hard to come buy.


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  21. Gibson F4 1918

    Gibson F4 1918

    Out of stock
    Sold to Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention.

    1918 F4 that's seen some action. It structurally sound all round, with original tuners with the fantastic Handel buttons, original tailpiece and cover, later adjustable bridge and a modern shaped hardshell case.

    I love its well worn look and it sounds terrific, its warm and full with plenty of volume. A great price for a wonderful piece of history that has many a year of entertainment in it yet for players and audiences.

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  22. Lyon and Healy Style A

    Lyon and Healy Style A

    £3,895.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £112.25 per month with 10% deposit
    A classic mandolin for classical players and much more. This one is in excellent shape with the much coveted tailpiece and cover and the original case. Made for Washburn (it has Lyon and Healy on the tailpiece, Washburn on the label) in 1936 it is all original including the case.

    The tone is very rich and sweet with great subtlety and depth and character and it plays beautifully.

    From the Mandolin Cafe. "...some of their [Lyon and Healy] better quality instruments bore the Washburn brand name which was a division of Lyon and Healy.

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  23. Gibson F4 1921

    Gibson F4 1921

    £3,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £115.13 per month with 10% deposit
    This 1921 F4 is has been around to block a few times, but has a great tone. It has a pre 1922 neck with a truss-rod  installed and an adjustable bridge. The lower part of the pre 1922 flower pot inlay is covered by a nickel  truss-rod cover. It is all original except the bridge and it is structurally sound with no issues. Modern fiberglass case.

    It plays beautifully and has great volume and the deep and resonant tone so beloved of these old Gibsons.


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  24. Gibson H1 mandola 1924 black top

    Gibson H1 mandola 1924 black top

    £4,395.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £126.66 per month with 10% deposit
    Still shiny after all these years! Amazing condition 1924 Gibson H1 mandola. All original; tuners, tuner pegs, pickguard and clamp, tailpiece and cover, bridge and case.

    And most importantly of all the tone! It looks like it hasn't been played much but it sounds like it has been played daily. Lots of that incredible deep and rich tone with endless sustain.

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  25. Campanella Due Used 2007

    Campanella Due Used 2007

    Out of stock
    I am not expecting my fist mandolin from Joe until September 2017 so having this preview is fantastic.

    I now know why Joe has gained such an incredible reputation, the Due model is his signature mandolin. It has remarkable presence and depth of tone with a richness that is quite stunning. This is a fantastic all-rounder with plenty of volume and a great chop for bluegrass players and great warmth and resonance for other styles.

    With Waverly tuners, James tailpiece and Calton case. The new price will be over £7500.

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  26. Gibson F4 1915

    Gibson F4 1915

    £5,495.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £158.36 per month with 10% deposit
    1915 Gibson F4 with the wonderful Handel tuners. Red sunburst finish, bound 2-point body, carved spruce top, oval soundhole, triple ring rosette, fantastic one piece flamed maple back and sides, bridge (with later insert instead of the individual pieces) and later bone nut (the original pearl nut is in the case), original tailpiece and cover, pickguard and clamp and case.

    This one is in very fine condition with no issues whatsoever, ready and willing to go on for another century or two. It has the typical teens Gibson oval hole tone with very deep and rich bass notes, warm and full mids and clear/ringing trebles.. magic. And with the current pound/dollar exchange rate it is at a very good price.

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  27. Gibson 1924 A2Z snakehead

    Gibson 1924 A2Z snakehead

    Out of stock
    ON HOLD.

    The holy grail of the snakehead holy grails let me explain. The Gibson snakehead mandolin, spottable by the distinctive headstock shape and produced during the time that Lloyd Loar was at Gibson is widely considered to be the pinnacle of Gibson's oval hole mandolins. The A2Z is regarded as the best sounding and is the most sought after of the snakeheads.

    The reason for this is that you get the benefits of the depth and resonance and warmth of an oval hole mandolin but with amazing projection and clarity, the best of both worlds. The is a very fine example of the holy grail.

    Adjustable truss-rod, adjustable bridge, natural top finish, really nice clean solid overall excellent condition, original but for expertly done new frets, original hard case.

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  28. Gibson F4 1912

    Gibson F4 1912

    £6,495.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £187.18 per month with 10% deposit
    1912 Gibson F4 with the wonderful Handel tuners. Red sunburst finish, bound 2-point body, carved spruce top, oval soundhole, triple ring rosette, fantastic flamed maple back and sides, later, adjustable ebony bridge, original tailpiece and cover and original case.

    This is a LOUD one and with mojo a plenty, similar to the one I sold to Peggy of the Fairports (see above). It has the classic F4 teens sound with amazing depth and resonance and lots of that full and warm tone. All present and correct, no issues. It plays beautifully all the way up the neck with low action.

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  29. Gibson H4 mandola 1921

    Gibson H4 mandola 1921

    Out of stock
    1921 H4 in amazing condition. It has the original tuners and buttons, tailpiece and cover, one-piece maple back and case with new handle. The bridge is a replica made by Steve Smith at Cumberland Acoustics.

    This is an exceptional mandola! It is lush and deep and warm with that fantastic mellow sound you can only get in wonderful peice of history like this. And its LOUD.

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  30. Gibson A4 snakehead 1924

    Gibson A4 snakehead 1924

    £7,195.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £207.36 per month with 10% deposit
    Gibson A-4 snakehead 1924, sunburst finish, two-piece back of gorgeous American maple with beautiful figure, adjustable truss-rod, adjustable bridge, Virzi Tone Producer, completely original, overall excellent condition but for one repaired hairline top crack from bridge to binding, original hard case.

    This beauty is one of the best snakes I've heard, as loud as an F5 and with the oval hole sound but pumped up with fantastic clarity and separation. The A2Z snakehead is widely regarded as best of the snakeheads for tone but the A4 snakehead has all the pop of an A2Z but with more depth and resonance.

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  31. Weber Custom Elite F5 USED

    Weber Custom Elite F5 USED

    Out of stock
    This is the third Weber Elite I’ve had in. They are built completely by Bruce himself in Montana. This beauty was built for Weber’s ace finish man Brett Byers in 2012.

    Engelmann Spruce top, spectacularly flamed maple back and sides, abbreviated fingerboard extension, tortoise/white/black body, fretboard and headstock binding, bound F holes, gold hardware, custom MoP fretboard inlay, abalone headstock inlay and custom Ameritage case.

    It is one of the most amazing looking and sounding mandolins I've ever seen or heard. Hand rubbed true spirit varnish custom finish by Brett Byers himself. The Elite series has been lauded by people with many decades in the mandolin world more than myself as the equal of any contemporary mandolins made by the so called big five (Gilchrist, Nugget, Monteleone, Dudenbostel and Heiden). It resonates as you handle it without playing a note, always a good sign. It responds equally well to the lightest touch or the thickest pick of the loudest player, it chops and barks and sings sweetly when asked. It has incredible power with remarkable depth and a very rich tone. It has that low end 'woof' of the very best f hole mandolins. Playability and response are amazing, it's as loud as any mandolin I've ever heard but often this is at the expense of subtlety and richness of tone, this is one of those rare mandolins that has it all!


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  32. Gilchrist F4 1979

    Gilchrist F4 1979

    Out of stock
    Fantastic 1979 Gilchrist F4 in excellent condition. Steve is famous for his amazing tone and this beauty is no exception. It has a huge sound with strong and well defined bass notes, complex and rich mids and clear and full trebles.

    Wit Calton case.

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  33. Monteleone Grand Artist 1995

    Monteleone Grand Artist 1995

    Out of stock
    John Monteleone is one of the legends of contemporary mandolin luthiery and at last I have found out why. This is a truly outstanding mandolin in excellent condition. Its very loud and has tremendous clarity and projection with warmth and depth a plenty. Great for playing anything on, I wish I could keep it.

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  34. Dudenbostel F5 #3 SOLD

    Dudenbostel F5 #3 SOLD


    Only two numbers from 'Dude #5' made famous by Chris Thile. People often ask me how they can sound like Chris, this beauty would help plus a few thousand hours of practice!

    It sounds like heaven in the mandolin world with amazing depth of tone with huge warm and well defined bass notes, full and complex mids and fat, clear and full trebles.. bliss.

    The playability is wonderful with sweet tones from the lightest touch and great bark and chop from a more robust approach.

    With Waverly tunes and a Pegasus case.


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