Monthly Archives: June 2016

  • Northfield F5S Used

    In excellent condition with a few light scratches on the back.

    So this is what all the fuss is about! Great build quality, Adirondack top, great sound and a great price! Just £2295.

    These beauties are LOUD and chop fantastically well for the bluegrassers but they are much much more than that with depth and character of tone, responding equally well to a heavy pick or a light touch. They are not just bluegrass monsters they can be subtle and sweet too.

    Used mandolins, click here.



  • Isaac Jang OM.

    The latest photos from Isaac Jang, ready for finish.

    AGF tread here.

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  • Used Old Wave mandola.

    Beautiful mandola from Bill with an Adirondack top with red spruce x bracing, red maple 2 piece back, 16" radius, 16" scale ebony fretboard, ebony bridge, tortoise binding, quilted maple peghead veneer, abalone rosette, tortoise ivoroid binding, with a golden amber lacquer finish and heavy duty gig bag. £1995.

    In excellent condition except for some finish checking on the fretboard binding (otherwise £2195).

    It has a beautiful deep and sonorous tone, just like a great 'dola should with lots of that deep growl and wonderful resonance.

    Used mandolins, click here.



  • de Jonge Standard redwood/figured bubinga USED.

    An incredibly beautiful guitar from Sergei, and incredible sound. Its warm and full with outstanding balance. As I keep saying only the very best luthiers can combine tonal qualities that to lesser mortals would be mutually exclusive. To get this level of warmth with great separation, clarity and attack is a remarkable achievement.

    Used guitars, click here.

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  • Matsuda Mini African Blackwood.

    Wow! Michi applies the magic once again.

    I'm almost lost for words with this beauty. It has all Michi's usual touches, an incredible headstock and backplate, the rosette design that he pioneered and a sculpted heal for both thumb and fingers.

    The tone is sublime. It has a luxurious warmth and depth with rich overtones and fantastic balance and projection. The trebles are as fat, full and clear as every other note. It plays like the small guitar that it is but performs like a much bigger one responding equally well to to a light touch or a more enthusiastic style.

    Matsuda guitars, click here.

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  • Pavlu F5.

    All solid woods F5, with single bound, top, back, fretboard and headstock, inlaid logo and single flowerpot and solid maple back and solid spruce top. The bass and middles are very mellow and woody, clear highs with nice presence and projection with hard case. £499.

    Used mandolins, click here.

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  • 1998 Gibson F-5G.

    1998 Gibson F-5G in great shape except for one top ding (see photos) with original case.

    It plays beautifully and has a full and rich tone with a good chop and plenty of volume. £2395.

    Used mandolins, click here.

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  • Kinnaird oak parlour.

    Steve Kinnaird’s oak parlour is nearly finished.

    AGF thread here.

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  • Bourgeois Slope D Custom adi/mahogany with pickup USED

    Beautiful custom slope D with Koa bindings. In excellent condition except for one top ding, see photos. It was made for me in 2003. With Fishman under-saddle pickup.

    It has a fantastic rich and full tone with great definition and projection. The slope D is the perfect combination of Dreadnought and fingerstyle guitar. £2495.

    Used guitars, click here.




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