Monthly Archives: July 2017

  • Simon Fay's guitar should be here in a couple of weeks.

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  • Eastman 305 A style F hole octave mandolin.

    Free UK mainland delivery. £749, including pro set-up.

     

    Classic Eastman tone and build quality with a satin finish, pressed tailpiece and a gigbag. It has a 21" scale length and plays beautifully.

     

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, unbound back. Great tone, solid bass notes, rich mids, clear trebles.

     

    Eastman mandolins, click here.

     

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  • Givens A5 mid 1970s.

    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 an McIntyre 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.

     

    Used mandolins, click here.

     

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  • Weber Bitterroot A4 Octave Mandolin: A style, oval hole.

    A4 style octave mandolin with hand graduated spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. It as a 20" scale length making it very easy to play and 1 3/8" nut with a traditional Brekke bridge (adjustable under tension). The top is bound, the fretboard is radiussed and bound ebony and it has a solid/cast stainless steel tailpiece, dual action truss rod, Grover tuners, Celtic knot and 'Weber' headstock design and a custom hard case.

    It has a fantastic full and warm tone with deep and well defined bass notes, rich and complex mids and clear, ringing trebles. Add the great playability and you have a very versatile octave mandolin.

    Weber mandolins, click here.

     

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