Marvellous handmade mandolins seeking a new home

Marvellous handmade mandolins seeking a new home

Pre-owned used mandolins expertly hand made by mandolin luthiers mostly from the USA and Canada - folk, A style, F style, Gibson, Collings, Eastman, Weber and more....have a browse and get on track to become the next mandolin Bill Monroe!

  1. Weber Hyalite mandola USED

    Weber Hyalite mandola USED

    £995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £28.67 per month with 10% deposit
    Logan, Montana built Hyalite mandola signed by Bruce Weber with case in excellent condition. It has oodles of that wonderful mandola tone, rich full and deep with great depth and resonance.


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  2. Fine Resophonics mandolin

    Fine Resophonics mandolin

    £995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £28.67 per month with 10% deposit
    Fine Resophonics mandolin made by Mike Lewis in as new condition with hard case. It has good volume with a smooth tone, great for playin' those blues.

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  3. 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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  4. Gibson Ajr snakehead 1923

    Gibson Ajr snakehead 1923

    £1,795.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £51.73 per month with 10% deposit
    The legendary snakehead, made during the tenure on Mr Lloyd Loar. Known for an oval hole sound with cut and volume this is a fine example with strong and deep oval hole sound and great volume but with more clarity and projection than other oval hole mandolins.

    Original tuners, tailpiece and compensated bridge, old case.


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  5. 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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  6. Capek A4 basic octave mandolin - used

    Capek A4 basic octave mandolin - 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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  7. Gibson A-1 1908 mandolin

    Gibson A-1 1908 mandolin

    £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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  8. Gibson A3 teens

    Gibson A3 teens

    Out of stock
    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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  9. Capek F4 basic USED 2003

    Capek F4 basic USED 2003

    £2,650.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £76.37 per month with 10% deposit
    A beautiful F4 from Rosta. If you like a mandolin to have rich, strong sweet bass that makes it sound like a mandola, then look no further, if you like sweet clear trebles, look no further.

    Built in 2003. In excellent condition.



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  10. Gibson H1 mandola with Virzi tone producer 1919

    Gibson H1 mandola with Virzi tone producer 1919

    Out of stock
    Wow!! The sound of these old gibbo 'dolas has to be heard to be believed and this is one of the best sounding I've had.

    It's in very good condition, no issues, Virzi tone producer serial number 10555, original tuners, original tailpiece and case in great shape. It has incredible deep, growling bass, dark and complex mids and sweet trebles, there's nothing quite like the tone of these old beauties..

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  11. 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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  12. Weber Vintage A octave mandolin oval hole with K&K pickup USED

    Weber Vintage A octave mandolin oval hole with K&K pickup USED

    £2,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £86.31 per month with 10% deposit
    Gorgeous distressed finish Vintage A octave mandolin in excellent condition, 22" inch scale with original case. Hand graduated spruce top and solid flamed maple back and sides. The top, back, neck and headstock are bound, the fretboard is radiussed ebony and it has a solid/cast stainless steel tailpiece, dual action truss rod, Grover tuners, 'The Weber' and flowerpot headstock inlay.

    From Acoustic reviewer Steve Bennett. "It has a very rich tone with fantastic clarity and beautiful sustain with that elusive vintage old time tone. Warmth and clarity in one package, hard to beat." With the K&K pickup it sounds just as good plugged in.


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  13. Smart 'Comma' used mandolin

    Smart 'Comma' used mandolin

    £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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  14. 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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  15. Kentucky Dawg mandolin - used

    Kentucky Dawg mandolin - 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Gibson F4 1921 mandolin

    Gibson F4 1921 mandolin

    £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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  19. 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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  20. Gibson F5L Fern 1990 signed by Steve Carlson.

    Gibson F5L Fern 1990 signed by Steve Carlson.

    £4,995.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £143.95 per month with 10% deposit
    Signed 29th October 1990 by Steve Carlson. It is in almost unplayed original condition in original hardshell case.
    I am selling for the original owner who has the original receipts, purchased and imported from Mandolin Brothers, USA.


    Plays easily with 'the bluegrass' sound.. great chop and plenty of resonance, solid bass with clear trebles. A fantastic combination of depth of tone, sweetness, and clarity.

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  21. Gibson F4 1915 mandolin

    Gibson F4 1915 mandolin

    £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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  22. Gibson F4 1912 mandolin

    Gibson F4 1912 mandolin

    £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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  23. 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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  24. Gibson A4 snakehead 1924

    Gibson A4 snakehead 1924

    Out of stock
    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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  25. 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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  26. Gilchrist F4 1979 mandolin

    Gilchrist F4 1979 mandolin

    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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  27. Gibson H2 mandola 1921 sunburst

    Gibson H2 mandola 1921 sunburst

    Out of stock
    Excellent condition 1921 H2 mandola, still with the original shine. All original; tuners, tuner pegs, pickguard and clamp, tailpiece and cover and bridge with a modern case.

    This one has that amazing vintage Gibson mandola tone, lots of deep and resonant bases with full mids and trebles and a little extra sparkle and crispness giving it very good projection.

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  28. Campanella Due mandolin 2007 model - sold

    Campanella Due mandolin 2007 model - sold

    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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. Flinthills/Franzke F5 special USED

    Flinthills/Franzke F5 special USED

    Out of stock
    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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  32. Lebeda A4 premium with McIntyre feather pickup USED.

    Lebeda A4 premium with McIntyre feather pickup USED.

    Out of stock
    Lebeda A4 premium with McIntyre feather pickup installed by ourselves. With original case, in excellent condition. Fantastic rich and mellow tone with lots of punchy volume.

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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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