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  1. Gibson H1 Mandola 1924 - Black Top (used)

    Gibson H1 Mandola 1924 - Black Top (used)

    Out of stock
    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.

    Gibson H1 Mandola 1924 - Black Top (used)Gibson H1 Mandola 1924 - Black Top (used)Gibson H1 Mandola 1924 - Black Top (used)


  2. Gibson H1 Mandola - Pumpkin Top 1917 (used)

    Gibson H1 Mandola - Pumpkin Top 1917 (used)

    £3,350.00
     
    In stock
    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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  3. Gibson A1 Mandolin 1908 (used)

    Gibson A1 Mandolin 1908 (used)

    Out of stock
    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.

    Gibson A1 Mandolin 1908 (used)Gibson A1 Mandolin 1908 (used)Gibson A1 Mandolin 1908 (used)


  4. Gibson F4 1915 Mandolin (used)

    Gibson F4 1915 Mandolin (used)

    Out of stock
    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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  5. Gibson F4 1912 Mandolin (used)

    Gibson F4 1912 Mandolin (used)

    Out of stock
    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.

    Gibson F4 1912 Mandolin (used)Gibson F4 1912 Mandolin (used)Gibson F4 1912 Mandolin (used)


  6. Collings MT Mandolin - Cream Gloss Top, Purfling & Ivoroid Binding

    Collings MT Mandolin - Cream Gloss Top, Purfling & Ivoroid Binding

    Out of stock
    I like Collings cream top finish so much that I have ordered it for my custom mandola (and being greedy on a Girouard mandola as well). To use one of my favourite Clichés it sounds as good as it looks. Fantastic in all departments, rich, full and well defined in the bass department, sweet and warm in the mids and clear and rich trebles. A mandolin for all occasions and all styles.

    Select Englemann spruce top
    Select figured maple back, sides and neck
    Parallel tone bar bracing
    F-soundholes
    Ivoroid top binding

    Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish with gloss top
    Unbound "Haircut" headstock
    13 Degree headstock angle
    Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
    Ebony fingerboard

    Mortise and tenon neck joint
    22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
    V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
    5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
    1 1/8" Bone nut

    13 7/8" Scale length
    Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
    Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
    Fully adjustable truss rod
    Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge

    Collings original one-piece nickel tailpiece
    Nickel tuners with black or pearl buttons
    Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
    Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

    Collings MT Mandolin - Cream Gloss Top, Purfling & Ivoroid BindingCollings MT Mandolin - Cream Gloss Top, Purfling & Ivoroid BindingCollings MT Mandolin - Cream Gloss Top, Purfling & Ivoroid Binding


  7. Collings MTO mandolin with gloss top

    Collings MTO mandolin with gloss top

    Out of stock
    'Modern' oval hole sound with all the depth and richness you would want from an oval holed mandolin but with great volume, clarity and projection. It even has a good bluegrass chop, rare in oval holed mandolin and It also has the gloss top upgrade.

    Collings usual impeccable workmanship and beautiful woods, this is a stunning mandolin.

    Select Englemann spruce top
    Select figured maple back, sides and neck
    X-bracing
    Tortoise-style top binding
    Tortoise rosette and bound soundhole
    Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    Unbound "Haircut" headstock
    13 Degree headstock angle
    Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
    Ebony fingerboard
    Mortise and tenon neck joint
    22 frets, neck joins the body at the 13th fret
    V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
    7"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
    1 3/16" Bone nut
    13 7/8" Scale length
    Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
    Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
    Fully adjustable truss rod
    Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
    Collings original one-piece nickel tailpiece
    Nickel or gold tuners with black or pearl buttons
    Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
    Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

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  8. Noble Acoustic Harp Guitar USED

    Noble Acoustic Harp Guitar USED

    £6,750.00
     
    In stock
    PLEASE NOTE; WE CANNOT SHIP THIS INTERNATIONALLY THE SIZE AND WEIGHT ARE TOO GREAT.

    TAMCO's first harp guitar and what a beauty. If you haven't heard a harp guitar you should check out Stephen Bennett

    This really is incredible with a fantastic guitar tone and those wonderful rich and melodious harp strings.

    The harp strings are currently tuned E G A C D E, low to high.

    Top - Lutz Spruce
    Back & sides - Rosewood
    Neck - Mahogany/Rosewood/Maple
    Fretboard - Ebony
    Case - Colorado Case Co soft case
    Plus corrugated plastic case

    Frets to the body - 14
    Scale length - 25.4"
    Neck profile - C
    Nut width - 44.0mm
    Nut spacing - 7.5mm
    Bridge spacing - 11.4mm
    Action fret 1 low E - 0.5mm
    Action fret 12 low E - 2.15mm
    Action fret 1 high E - 0.5mm
    Action fret 12 high E - 2.15mm
    Lower bout width - 16"

    Black/white/black purfling - Koa bindings - Ebony headstock veneer - No position markers (with abalone side dots) - Cocobolo rosette - Ebony bridge - Gotoh 510 mini tuners - Black tuner buttons - Bone nut and saddle - Ebony bridge pins

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  9. Collings MTO Mandolin - Sheraton Brown Gloss Top

    Collings MTO Mandolin - Sheraton Brown Gloss Top

    Out of stock
    This is unbelievably loud. If you are looking for the richness and depth of a great oval hole mandolin and volume and power to match any f holed mandolin, look no further. This beauty has all the resonance and warmth you would expect from an oval holed mandolin but with great volume and projection.

    Add Collings' usual impeccable workmanship and beautiful woods and you have an amazing mandolin.

    Select Englemann spruce top
    Select figured maple back, sides and neck
    X-bracing
    Tortoise-style top binding
    Tortoise rosette and bound soundhole
    Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    Unbound "Haircut" headstock
    13 Degree headstock angle
    Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
    Ebony fingerboard
    Mortise and tenon neck joint
    22 frets, neck joins the body at the 13th fret
    V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
    7"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
    1 3/16" Bone nut
    13 7/8" Scale length
    Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
    Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
    Fully adjustable truss rod
    Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
    Collings original one-piece nickel tailpiece
    Nickel or gold tuners with black or pearl buttons
    Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
    Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

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  10. Collings Custom MT2 Mandola - Cream Gloss Top & Cream Pickguard

    Collings Custom MT2 Mandola - Cream Gloss Top & Cream Pickguard

    £5,175.00
     
    In stock
    Customised for TAMCO to my specifications, with incredible quilted maple back and sides, this is a very special mandola.

    All the depth and warmth you would expect from a great mandola but with the legendary Collings definition and projection. Yes you can have it all, resonance and clarity in one package. Mandolas don't get any better than this.

    Select Adirondack spruce top
    Select figured maple back, sides and neck
    Parallel tone bar bracing
    F-soundholes
    Ivoroid binding
    Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    Bound "Haircut" headstock
    13 Degree headstock angle
    Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
    Ebony fingerboard
    Mortise and tenon neck joint
    22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
    V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
    5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
    1 11/16" Bone nut
    15.9" Scale length
    Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
    Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
    Fully adjustable truss rod
    Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
    Collings original one-piece nickel tailpiece
    Nickel tuners with black or pearl buttons
    Collings deluxe hardshell case

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  11. Gibson A4 Snakehead 1924 (used)

    Gibson A4 Snakehead 1924 (used)

    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.

    Gibson A4 Snakehead 1924 (used)Gibson A4 Snakehead 1924 (used)Gibson A4 Snakehead 1924 (used)


  12. Gibson H2 Mandola 1921 - Sunburst (used)

    Gibson H2 Mandola 1921 - Sunburst (used)

    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.

    Gibson H2 Mandola 1921 - Sunburst (used)Gibson H2 Mandola 1921 - Sunburst (used)Gibson H2 Mandola 1921 - Sunburst (used)


  13. Collings MT mandolin

    Collings MT mandolin

    Out of stock
    This is Collings' entry level mandolin but it has everything you would expect from Collings. It has great volume with a fantastic and powerful bluegrass chop, strong bass notes, warm and complex mids and clear trebles. Its much more than a bluegrass cannon with a very full tone that is great for all styles.

    Select Englemann spruce top
    Select figured maple back, sides and neck
    Parallel tone bar bracing
    F-soundholes
    Tortoise top binding
    Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    Unbound "Haircut" headstock
    13 Degree headstock angle
    Ebony peghead overlay with inlaid Collings logo
    Ebony fingerboard
    Mortise and tenon neck joint
    22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
    V shaped neck profile with 1 9/16" string spacing
    5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
    1 1/8" Bone nut
    13 7/8" Scale length
    Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
    Mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays
    Fully adjustable truss rod
    Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
    Collings original one-piece nickel tailpiece
    Nickel tuners with black or pearl buttons
    Recommended string gauge - D'Addario J-74 (.011"-.040")
    Collings deluxe hardshell case by TKL

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  14. Gibson A4 Blackface 1915 (used)

    Gibson A4 Blackface 1915 (used)

    Out of stock
    1915 Gibson A4 blackface in great shape with the original gorgeous Handel inlaid tuners, original tailpiece, pickguard and clamp and period case with replacement handle, (note, the photo is not of the case that comes with it).

    There is some of the side bulging common to this period of Gibsons, all solid and sound.

    It plays easily and sounds wonderful, rich and full with remarkable bass, warm mids and clear trebles.


    Gibson A4 Blackface 1915 (used)Gibson A4 Blackface 1915 (used)Gibson A4 Blackface 1915 (used)


  15. Gibson F4 1921 Mandolin (used)

    Gibson F4 1921 Mandolin (used)

    Out of stock
    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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    Gibson F4 1921 Mandolin (used)Gibson F4 1921 Mandolin (used)Gibson F4 1921 Mandolin (used)
  16. Eastman 614 - F Style - Oval Hole - K&K Twin Internal Pickup

    Eastman 614 - F Style - Oval Hole - K&K Twin Internal Pickup

    £1,549.00
     
    In stock
    Free UK mainland delivery. £1499, including pro set-up.

    The 614 comes with a K&K twin internal pickup.

    All solid, spruce and flamed maple with black/diamond rosette, ebony fingerboard, nickel fittings, solid tailpiece and Schaller tuners, triple bound front and back and single bound headstock. Lots of deep and resonant oval hole sound with strong mids and ringing trebles. Comes with violin style fitted rectangular hard-shell case.

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  17. 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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  18. Sorensen Sprite

    Sorensen Sprite

    Out of stock
    Steve is so busy he isn't having time to supply many dealer orders. I am not expecting another from him this year so grab this outstanding mandolin while you can.

    Another absolutely stunning mandolin from Steve. It has everything you could want in the tone (and looks) department, its very full and rich with great warmth and complexity, fantastic definition and note separation and a chop for the bluegrassers up with the very best. It responds beautifully to the lightest touch and the heaviest pick.

    Top Wood One-piece Sitka Spruce / Red Spruce tone bars
    Back and Side Wood Crinkly Curl Two-Piece Sugar maple
    Finishing Hand Rubbed Oil Varnish with Shellac French Polish
    Frets - Jescar Gold EVO
    Tuners - Rubner Gold with black buttons
    Tailpiece - Gold James Traditional with Sorensen logo
    Bobelock "Arrow" fiberglass case with Dog Cover

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  19. Girouard A4

    Girouard A4

    Out of stock
    This A4 form Max and Lauri is very loud with fantastic depth and richness of tone. It has great response and volume. Gorgeous in looks and sound and it plays beautifully.

    Top Wood: Red Spruce
    Back, Side, Neck Wood: Red Maple
    Scale Length: 13.875
    Fretboard and Peghead overlay Wood: Macassar
    Fretboard Radius: Compound (7.25 at nut - 12 at bridge)
    Nut Type: Bone
    Fret Size: 043 x 080
    Fret Type: EVO Gold
    Fretboard Dots: MOP
    Neck Reinforcement: Truss Rod
    Neck Shape: Soft V shape
    Tailpiece: Stamped Engraved
    Tuners: Rubner
    Hardware Color: Silver
    Strap Button: None
    End Pin: Black screw in type
    Binding: Ivoroid top bound
    Pickguard: None
    Bridge: Girouard bridge
    Inlay: Girouard Script
    Strings: Curt Mangan
    Action height: low (0.060 bass 0.055 treble)
    Case: Superior





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  20. Gibson H4 Mandola 1921 (used)

    Gibson H4 Mandola 1921 (used)

    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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  21. Gibson A4 1909 (used)

    Gibson A4 1909 (used)

    Out of stock
    This one has been around the block a few times but its all sound and plays well with low action and no issues. The back seem has an old cleated repair and there is a repaired crack.

    It has the much sought after and gorgeous Handel inlaid tuners, original pineapple tailpiece, some top flattening and an adjustable bridge. The case is also original but has seen better times (see photo).

    The sound is on the brighter side for an A4, it has some of the clarity of the snakehead sound. A great player, at this price it won't be around long.

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  22. 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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  23. Gibson A3 Teens (used)

    Gibson A3 Teens (used)

    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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  24. Gibson A4 Red Burst 1915 (used)

    Gibson A4 Red Burst 1915 (used)

    Out of stock
    Double bound body, red sunburst on spruce top, bound oval soundhole, 3 ring rosette, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, dot inlays, 24 frets (professional re-fret), original tailpiece cover and bridge, fleur-de-lis and logo inlays, 4-on-a-plate tuners with Handel inlaid tuner buttons. In excellent condition with low action.

    It sounds fantastic, lots of that great vintage gibbo tone with solid bases, sweet mids and clear trebles.

    With original case (not the modern one shown in the photos).

    Gibson A4 Red Burst 1915 (used)Gibson A4 Red Burst 1915 (used)Gibson A4 Red Burst 1915 (used)


  25. Gibson Ajr Snakehead 1923 (used)

    Gibson Ajr Snakehead 1923 (used)

    Out of stock
    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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  26. Gibson H1 Mandola - with Virzi Tone Producer 1919 (used)

    Gibson H1 Mandola - with Virzi Tone Producer 1919 (used)

    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..

    Gibson H1 Mandola - with Virzi Tone Producer 1919 (used)Gibson H1 Mandola - with Virzi Tone Producer 1919 (used)Gibson H1 Mandola - with Virzi Tone Producer 1919 (used)


  27. Gibson F5L Fern 1990 - Signed by Steve Carlson (used)

    Gibson F5L Fern 1990 - Signed by Steve Carlson (used)

    Out of stock
    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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  28. Northfield Big Mon F5 - Engelmann Spruce Top

    Northfield Big Mon F5 - Engelmann Spruce Top

    Out of 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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  29. Northfield Octave Mandolin - Mahogany

    Northfield Octave Mandolin - Mahogany

    Out of stock
    With a 22" scale length this is a very easy playing octave mandolin. The tone is rich and full with great projection.

    Here is what Northfield have to say about it.

    In creating our octave mandolin, we’ve pulled together a variety of specs and influences to create something with a unique voice and aesthetic. We found inspiration in vintage archtop and tenor guitars.

    The ergonomics and size of the instrument needed to be considered carefully to not only ensure incredible sound, but also be comfortable for a mandolin player—this was often overlooked when it came to guitar bodied octave mandolins. The scale length and fretting hand stretch is always a consideration with octave mandolins, but equally important for comfortable playing is how the right arm reaches around the body of the instrument. The dimensions and flat back of our octave mandolin body yield something quite different than what is found on the market today.

    As a reference we looked at C2 and C4 Martin guitars from the 1930s—these instruments were archtop guitars based on the body frame of a flat top guitar. We were able to get our hands on two original tops which had been removed from these Martin models by our good friend Joe Konkoly, head of the world renowned Elderly Instruments repair shop. Joe is a master luthier specializing in large jobs like converting the 30’s era Martin archtops to flattops as desired by many modern day players. While the Martin archtops are largely overlooked amongst other vintage examples, we recognized some very unique and desirable design qualities. They had a very unusual geometry to the arching of the top as well as the graduation. This arching, particularly the high peak of the arch running down the center of the instrument, yields a vibrant high end frequency response quite suitable for the octave mandolin. Increasing the volume of the instrument while keeping the balance and the articulation across all the strings was very important to us.

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  30. Eastman 314 Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole

    Eastman 314 Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole

    Out of stock
    Free UK mainland delivery. £775, including pro set-up.

    The usual Eastman build quality and tone but with a satin finish, pressed tailpiece and a gigbag.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, and pressed tailpiece, unbound back. Great oval hole tone with good resonance and deep basses, warm mids and clear trebles.


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  31. Weber Bitterroot A5 Custom Octave Mandolin - A Style - F Hole (used)

    Weber Bitterroot A5 Custom Octave Mandolin - A Style - F Hole (used)

    £2,495.00
     
    In stock
    A beautiful custom Bitterroot A5 octave built in 2016 with maple back and sides and Rawhide burst finish, in excellent condition and a great price Photos to follow.

    Fantastic rich and full sounding octave mandolin with 22" scale. It has great resonance and warmth and depth of tone with excellent definition and projection from the lowest to highest notes.

    A5 style octave mandolin with hand graduated spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. 22" scale length 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.




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  32. Weber Bitterroot A5 Octave Mandolin - A Style - F Hole

    Weber Bitterroot A5 Octave Mandolin - A Style - F Hole

    £3,895.00
     
    In stock
    Fantastic rich and full sounding octave mandolin with 20" scale making it very easy to play. It has great resonance and warmth and depth of tone with excellent definition and projection from the lowest to highest notes.

    A5 style octave mandolin with hand graduated spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. 20" scale length 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.




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  33. Eastman 304 - A Style - Oval Hole

    Eastman 304 - A Style - Oval Hole

    £549.00
     
    In stock
    Free UK mainland delivery. £529, including pro set-up.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, and solid cast tailpiece, bound top, unbound back. Classic oval sound hole tone, with lots of deep basses, resonant mids and clear trebles. With gigbag.


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  34. Weber Bitterroot F4 Octave Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole

    Weber Bitterroot F4 Octave Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole

    £4,450.00
     
    In stock
    A beautiful F4 style octave mandolin with hand graduated spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. It as a 20" scale length and 1 3/8" nut with a traditional Brekke bridge giving excellent playability. 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.

    Wonderful deep and full tone, fantastic warmth and resonance with well defined basses, complex mids and clear, ringing trebles and with the 20" scale it plays very easily.


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  35. Eastman 315 - F Style - F Hole

    Eastman 315 - F Style - F Hole

    £799.00
     
    In stock
    Free UK mainland delivery. £775, including pro set-up.

    The usual Eastman build quality and tone but with a satin finish, pressed tailpiece and a gigbag.

    Unbelievable value, solid spruce, hand carved top, solid maple (hand carved) back and sides, and pressed tailpiece, unbound back. Great tone, good resonance and plenty of the bluegrass bark and chop, great for bluegrass and other playing styles. With gigbag.


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  36. Weber Gallatin F4 Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole - Natural

    Weber Gallatin F4 Mandolin - F Style - Oval Hole - Natural

    £2,695.00
     
    In stock
    The last one! The Gallatin range is no longer available in the natural finish.

    I first played a Gallatin in the States in the mid nineteen nineties and remember it still. This is an example of where every cent has gone into the sound. With no bindings and satin varnish it looks great.

    It has a solid hand carved spruce top, solid hand carved maple back and sides, solid cast tailpiece and Brekke traditional bridge. The basic spec of course does not affect the sound. It plays beautifully with a very warm and full tone with deep and well defined bass notes, rich mids and clear trebles.

    With custom hardshell case.


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  37. Hoyer Guitar Bodied Mandolin (used)

    Hoyer Guitar Bodied Mandolin (used)

    £499.00
     
    In stock
    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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