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New Round Hole Morris Flattop Mandolin

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Another Morris flattop mandolin. The top is Engleman spruce; back and sides are maple. 3 piece laminated maple neck with steel bar epoxied in for stiffener, non-adjustable. 1 1/8" at the bone nut. Flat cocobolo fretboard. Adjustable cocobolo bridge. Transverse tone bar. Satin tobacco brown nitro finish. Grover tuners and chrome tailpiece. Has a very nice bassy sound on the low side and nice and clear on the treble. Playability and projection are excellent. Comes with gigbag and 48 hour trial period. S/H/I depends on location of customer. $650.00.

Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 188173
Posted: May 28, 2022 03:56 PM CDT

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Howard Morris
P. O. Box 153
Irrigon OR 97844
United States

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New Morris A5 Mandolin
New Morris A4 Mandolin

Eastman Mandolins - MD505-Cs

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This Eastman MD505 A-Style Mando is a beautiful instrument and a real value. This is a fully hand-carved mandolin, with a sunburst based on classic models from the '20s. It has a solid Spruce top, accentuated with two F holes, and it also boasts beautiful Maple back and sides with an Ebony fretboard and a Maple neck. This 505 delivers high-end features, with a full, defined tone, all at a price that's hard to beat. Hardshell case and full setup from our luthiers is included with this Eastman MD505 A-Style Mando.

A-Style body with Parallel Bracing
Carved solid Spruce top with 2 f-holes
Carved solid Maple back
High gloss sunburst finish
13 7/8” scale length
Maple neck
Ebony fingerboard with 12” radius, 22 frets, and Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
1 3/32” nut width, Bone
Adjustable Compensated Ebony Bridge
Pingwell RM-1583N-26A Tuners
Eastman Cast Aluminum Tailpiece
Hardshell Case included



About us: For over 30 years, Mass Street Music has been proudly selling, buying and trading the best vintage, new and used guitars, amps, mandolins and more right in the heart of Lawrence, Kansas - just a short drive from Kansas City and Topeka. We also ship globally, bringing the best hometown guitar service & selection right to your door. We're known for exceptional quality, value and outstanding personal service. A set up from one of our luthiers is always included with a new instrument. Welcome to Mass Street Music... sit back, grab a cup of coffee and browse a while.

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Martin 000-18 1944 Video 78 Yrs Old( Video)15% Sale

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Lovely is the best description of this 000-18. It has all the features of WWII-era Martins, including scalloped top bracing and an Adirondack top, and also has an ebony rod in the neck. An excellent neck reset and refret was just done to match neck reset. The pickguard, and all bracing (including the bridge plate) are original. Here's my story.... I purchase the guitar a few years ago and it was sprayed on the outside with something like honey. They had sprayed the pickguard, the bridge and over the saddle. I cleaned the stuff off and under that was a excellent condition pre-war 000-18. The guitar is one of my favorite guitars ever and I own many. I think as much of this guitar for tone and playability as any of the ones I have had built and that also has been many. The tuners wasn't original so I bought a set like came on it in 1944.....I took a picture of where a tiny piece of wood was plugged in the back and a small scratch leading from it a 1.5 in. or so.....
Sold and bought back, as nice as you can get! Blue guitar polish around the neck mount picture!
MODEL 000-18



NUT WIDTH 1 11/16"







The guitar comes with 2 cases if you wish. A prize white Martin case and a old hard shell....Save your comments on all of your knowledge about what's original and what's not that I don't know. I will honor a return policy that allows you to determine if you would want to keep it or not. It is excellent ++++++ Could be the nicest one in the world!
Price $16500.00 ......14025.00 Go to new website
7 day return policy as usual

1953 Martin D-18 Adirondack Top-69 Yrs Old (Video)10% Sale

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1953 D-18 mystery top! This is one I have had a while and said I would keep..... again. It has been played and loved and I know why. I believe it has a Adirondack top. This thing will cut thru anything. Its not original you can tell by the neck inlay and tuners and so on, but if you want a Adi d-18 that will lead the pack, give this one a 7 day trial!

Crack free, fresh neck set and frets are great!!

Model: D-18

Year: 1953

Top: Adirondack Spruce

Back and sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

String Spacing: 2 1/8"

Scale: 25.4"

Body Length: 19 7/8"

Lower Bout: 15 5/8"

Upper Bout: 11 3/8"

Body Depth: 3 3/4", 4 3/4"

Bridge: Ebony

Rosette: Ring

Backstrip: None

Purfling: Line
Price $8400.00.......7560.00 Go to new website

Edmonds D-28 2020 Red Spruce/ White Oak.Video

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Jimmy Edmond guitar. This is a very special build of quarters-awn White Oak/ Red Spruce. I am selling off of a collection of some of the best builders guitars. This is a tough one to let go.

Herringbone D-28
Red Spruce Top
Quartered Sawn White Oak
1 3/4 nut fossil walrus and saddle
2 5/16 string spacing
Long Scale
Fossil Walrus pins with beautiful inlay
Curly Maple neck
Snake wood Waverly tuners
Ships with a white cream Hiscox Case

Taken -Free - Vintage Washburn Tuners, Bridge, Pickguard

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These parts have been claimed. Thanks.

I bought a low end Washburn bowlback (1920ish) so that I could scavange the tailpiece for another bowlback. The neck was quite bowed. I removed the tuners, bridge, and tortoise pickguard and they could be yours for the cost of shipping and handling. $15 if you use Zelle. Priority Mail.

Category: Mandolin Accessories
Ad Number 188168
Posted: May 28, 2022 12:33 PM CDT

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Richard Batey

Ponte Vedra Beach Florida

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Sold Pending Morris A Style Natural Finish w/Upgrades - Used

Fs: 2014 Martin Custom Shop 00014 All Hog

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Very clean 2014 Martin CS 00014 Satin/Full Gloss. All Mahogany, standard scale, Venetian Cutaway, 1-11/16th" nut, 2-1/8" at 12th fret, low oval satin-finish neck, a full-gloss body, K&K pup, Herringbone trim, upgraded custom Holter pickguard, upgraded Waverly Snakewood tuners, clean OHSC. The guitar is in St. Petersburg, Fl. I will ship anywhere in CONUS (only!) for actual cost. $2400 net to me. Looks great, plays great, and sounds great. More pics/specs are available via email. Thx for looking!

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Ad Number 188167
Posted: May 28, 2022 12:22 PM CDT

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Robert Douglas

St. Peterburg Fl. 33711

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Schertler Dyn Mandolin Pickup 125 Euros

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Schertler DYN Mandolin Pickup in good condition. Can also use on guitars. (Box hinge is damaged but a rubber band has worked for me). 125 euros. DM for more photos or info.

Donation to Café upon sale.


Category: Mandolin Accessories
Ad Number 188166
Posted: May 28, 2022 11:35 AM CDT

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Matthew Rose

Paris Ile de France

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Mandolin Arm Rest 25 Euros

Gibson 1932 Trujo Plectrum 1932

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Very Rare Gibson-made Plectrum Banjo
Even Rarer As a Factory Openback!
All Original Except Tailpiece
Gigantic Flathead Tone Ring Unique to Trujo Banjos
Mahogany Neck
Ebony Fingerboard
Grover Pancake Tuners
1 3/16" Nut Width
26 1/4" Scale Length
Includes Original Hard Case

Mandolin Arm Rest 25 Euros

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Mandolin Arm Rest. Happy to ship from Paris. Will find out postage and get back to you. E mail for more photos and info. Cheers. Donation to the Café upon sale.

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Ad Number 188164
Posted: May 28, 2022 11:32 AM CDT

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Matthew Rose

Paris Ile de France 75014

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Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-Model Mandolin w/Gig Bag

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Suggested retail $3,295.00
Our price $2,295.00

Here is a professional quality F-Style mandolin, offered by Kentucky at a surprisingly affordable price relative to the materials used, the design excellence and the attention to detail in the construction and finish. Only the finest American spruce and maple is hand-carved and graduated for the tops and backs. Deluxe 14:1 reverse tuners, pre-war style ebony bridge and side-striped w/b/w ivoroid body binding all reek vintage. Take a trip back to the early 20s on the Kentucky time machine…it is surprisingly affordable.

Handcrafted by Master Luthiers
Solid, hand-carved and graduated select red spruce top
Solid, flat-sawn, hand-carved flamed maple back and sides from Northern Michigan
One-piece maple neck with dovetail neck/body joint at the 15th fret
Lacquer finish in a traditional 1920’s sunburst
Ebony fingerboard with M.O.P. dot position markers and 29 fret extension over the body
Ivoroid binding on all edges
Rosewood peghead overlay with Kentucky script & original-design MOP “Flower Pot”
Vintage-style ebony bridge with small adjustment wheels
Traditional 2-screw truss rod cover plate
Perfectly shaped M.O.P. nut - 1 1/8″
Highly polished nickel-silver frets
Silver-plated, engraved tail-piece with leather insert

At Sun Valley Guitars, our setups are legendary. With 15+ years of perfecting our setup, and thousands of set-ups meticulously by Sun Valley Guitars Owner, Brian Farmer, you know when your guitar arrives, it’s going to play and sound great! To learn more about our setups, please visit our setup page. Also feel free to give us a call if you have questions.

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Sun Valley Guitars was built out of an immense love for guitars. From a young age, Brian has been honing his guitar and musical abilities. He currently plays on the Worship band at his church. Brian is known for his exemplary skills in professional set-up and repair work. He is touted for his expertise and knowledge with Mandolins, Guitars, and other fretted instruments. If you are looking for sound advice on which instrument will be best suited for your needs, Brian is eager to help you find the best one.

Northfield Mandolins NFo-Ft2 Octave Mandolin New

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UPC 110758
Top material Italian Spruce
Back sides Maple
Fingerboard Black Walnut
Neck material Black Walnut
Bridge Black Walnut
Frets to body 14
Total frets 19
Scale length 22"
Finish Spirit Varnish
Nut width 1 13/32"
Binding Multi-ply Grained Ivoroid
Tuners Gotoh
Case type Airloom "Deluxe"
Case bag color Carbon Fiber
Serial number FTO22082

The Gryphon Advantage: This instrument has been personally setup by a member of our repair staff. Gryphon’s sustained commitment to quality ensures that no instrument not at optimal playing condition is sold. This comes with a lifetime discount on future repair and customizations.

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Acoustic guitars, mandolins, and banjos are still the mainstays at Gryphon, as they have been for over 45 years, though our inventory of steel guitars and ukuleles continues to grow as well. In recent years an important part of our growth has been in instruments by very small companies and individual makers, as we continue to keep one foot, or at least several toes, outside the mainstream music industry.

D18 Cw

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Monster guitar.....only 292 made
If anyone is interested it's a Clarence white d-18 everyone that I've ever played has been fantastic $3500 comes in a standard case

Category: Guitars
Ad Number 188161
Posted: May 28, 2022 11:18 AM CDT

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Timothy Davis

United States

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Huber Truetone VRB-4 (2021)

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Scale Length: 26.38"
Nut Width: 1.19"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Huber logotype and "Heart and Flower" inlay in mother-of-pearl
Fret Markers: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, and 22nd frets
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th frets
Tuners: Nickel planetary with ivoroid buttons
Finish: Full gloss
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: Walnut
Rim or Resonator Binding: Cream
Resonator Wood: Walnut
Tailpiece: Chrome clamshell
Head: Frosted white
Armrest: Nickel chrome
Case: Original hard-shell case
Need More Specs? Contact Us!

The Huber Truetone VRB-4 is about as close as one can get to the Gibson RB-4 flathead resonator banjo, one of the most sought-after instruments for Scruggs-style picking. From the classic, twangy sound all the way down to the feel and playability, the VRB-4 shows off the incredible attention to detail that Steve Huber has become synonymous with in the bluegrass world. For a resonator banjo, the VRB-4 somewhat surprisingly features walnut on the neck, pot, and resonator, a wood generally regarded as fairly warm and mellow, and seen more commonly on open-back banjos. But the naturally mellow sound of the tonewoods is balanced by Huber's splendid HR-30 tonering, a 20-hole tone ring meant to replicate a pre-war Gibson sound. The owner of this banjo requested a few custom-shop appointments from Huber, including a Hearts and Flowers inlay pattern on the headstock and fretboard (rather than the stock Flying Eagle pattern, which would have been consistent with the RB-4), as well as an ebony fingerboard, instead of rosewood, which came stock. Also included are spikes on each of frets seven through ten, whereas the stock VRB-4 would have only come with a spike on seven.

In addition to being an excellent banjo by any measure, this VRB-4 is in mint condition, coming to us used but with barely any playing time, and is actually newer than some of the brand-new-from-the-manufacturer instruments we have out on our sales floor! There is no evidence of playing wear, scuffing, or fret wear anywhere on the instrument, and the set up is consistent with how it would have left Steve's shop. We have priced it slightly below the cost of a brand new VRB-4, but rest assured, you are essentially getting a new instrument. Included in the price is the original hard-shell case.

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Ad Number 188159
Posted: May 28, 2022 11:14 AM CDT

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The Denver Folklore Center
1893 South Pearl Street
Denver CO 80210
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New KR Strings Octolindo "Scholar" Model Octave Mandolin

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This is a powerful and beautifully built Octave Mandolin from Hawaii.

New Company " KR Strings
New model " Oval hole flattop Octave Mandolin
New instrument " Octolindo “Artist”

Comes with nice gig bag. New hard case available for $150.

Greg here… sorry, but I’m out of town for several days.
Look at the photos. Then imagine the sound is as good as the look!

We will describe better soon.

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Ad Number 188158
Posted: May 28, 2022 10:52 AM CDT

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Greg Boyd's House of Fine Instruments
311 Knowles Street
Missoula Montana 59801
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Ad Number 188156
Posted: May 28, 2022 10:46 AM CDT

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Vinni at V-Picks

Nashville TN 37221
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Custom Cedar Creek Hardshell CBOM Cases

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These beautiful heavy-duty Cedar Creek hard-shell cases were custom made for Trillium Octave Mandolin instruments. They are in unused, pristine condition. When they were ordered about 8 years ago, they cost over $250. each. I imagine they would be considerably more now. They all have the same deluxe features: arch top, plush Burgandy crushed velvet lining, premium hardware and leather handle.

There are 3 different sizes:

A.) Octave Mandolin. It will accommodate an instrument up to 13 1/2" wide, 38 1/2" long, 4 1/2" deep with a scale length up to about 22 1/2". This case also works well for an open back 5-string banjo with up to 12" pot.

B.) Large Body Octave Mandolin. It will accommodate an instrument up to 15" wide, 38 1/2" long, 5" deep with a scale length up to about 22 1/2". I used this design for both large body octave mandolin and shorter scale Celtic Mandola.

C.) Irish Bouzouki / 5-Course Cittern. It will accommodate an instrument up to 15" wide, 41" long, 5" deep with a scale length up to about 25.4".

There are 5 of each design....a total of 15 cases.

If you are prepared to purchase all of them together and are able to pick them up at my shop, you can have them all for the bargain price of $125. each That's a total price of $1875. for all 15 cases, plus I'll throw in a used CBOM case in good condition at no addition charge.

I will not ship must take them all and be able to pick them up at my shop in Nottingham, NH 03290.

This is an excellent opportunity for a CBOM builder to pick up some high quality, hard-to-find cases at a very good price.

Click on the Web Link 'Additional Information' to see more photos.

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Ad Number 188155
Posted: May 28, 2022 10:30 AM CDT

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Bob Abrams

Nottingham New Hampshire 03290
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Gibson Poinsettia Custom Concert Ukulele, C. 1931

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$22,500.00 + shipping

Gibson Poinsettia Custom Model Concert Ukulele, c. 1931, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

In the pantheon of vintage ukuleles there's really not much of anything that tops Gibson's beautiful if somewhat over-the-top decorative Poinsettia Uke. Martin's pearl trimmed 5K model is often referred to as "the holy grail of ukuleles" but that was a catalog model, offered for nearly 20 years and made in decent if limited quantities in the opulent 1920s. Gibson's custom ukuleles were each individually ordered, extremely rare by any standard. They were offered from around 1928 into the early '30s; this appears to be a fairly late example based on the "Gibson" logo on the headstock instead of "The Gibson".

There are decorative features everywhere, from the finely detail painted ivoroid headstock and fingerboard to the incredibly elaborate hand-painted poinsettia floral decoration on almost every wooden surface that gives the instrument its unofficial nickname. These are completely hand done in multiple colors with gilt edging. Why this particular motif was chosen the answer is lost to time; it could simply be that Gibson had an employee (or contractor) who loved to paint these flowers! Whatever the rationale, the work is truly beautiful, highly detailed and extremely striking from any angle. The headstock has a very finely hand-painted Gibson logo and single poinsettia on the ivoroid face, while the fingerboard has a 3-flower array at each marked position and "Johnny" between the 10th and 11th frets. Take that, Martin and your pearl-inlaid style 5!

Gibson did not actually picture an instrument in catalogs, with a small note on the late 1920's Catalog P and Q ukulele pages offering "Gibson Custom Built Ukuleles to Order. Something entirely new. Custom built instruments in lavish splendor of ornamentation and finish. Hand decorated...write for details." Gibson had entered the ukulele market somewhat late, and this attempt to capture some high end business seems to have seen limited success. By some estimates only five or so Poinsettias are known to exist and each seems to have unique features.

This one is especially unusual, as it is built on a larger body than a standard soprano, the only one like this we are aware of. The unique body shape has a tighter waist and a sharper upper bout than other Gibson ukes; it actually more resembles the company's tenor guitar layout, though much smaller. The pin bridge is also more in to the early tenor uke/guitar pattern than the standard tied-string uke bridge. One odd-looking feature is an extra large soundhole, the size used on Gibson's larger "TU" Tenor Uke model. It is impossible to know if this was part of the original order or simply the template Gibson's workers happened to use! At any rate the "soundhole-to-top ratio is unusually large, but this does not cause any issues with stability.

This unique little Gibson was custom ordered around 1930 by a player named "Johnny" who apparently had some degree of radio success in Texas in the early 1930s. One assumes he was a gigging player, as radio work alone would not actually require such a flashy instrument! His family recalls he had fairly large hands, probably the reason the uke was ordered in larger than soprano size. He apparently used it for some time and then it was put away for decades. Johnny passed on some time ago and the family has only recently decided to send his prized uke out into the world to find a new home for the first time since c. 1931.

One other curio is as Gibson built this uke to a non-standard size, when it came time to ship it they did not have a case in stock to fit. As a result it was sent out in a somewhat oversize case designed to fit the "TU" model tenor uke, which it has resided in ever since. One wonders if "Johnny" was bothered by this, or if the instrument was so dazzling on arrival it hardly even mattered! Gibson's catalog "P" ukulele page ends with the blurb "Every Gibson brings the thrill that lasts a life time"; in this case, that appears to have proved true. This is as fine a ukulele as Gibson ever made, a genuine one-of-a-kind piece and simply a stunning instrument whether played or displayed.

Overall length is 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm.), 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 13 5/8 in. (346 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.).
This one-of-a-kind ukulele definitely saw some use, but has survived in structurally excellent original condition and is a very fine playing and sounding instrument. Of course, the decorative effect is off the charts but was intended as a gigging instrument. It apparently served the original owner well when new, and was held as a treasured family keepsake for many decades on.

The most notable finish disturbance is some strum wear to the top, but the great bulk of the painted graphics are very well preserved with relatively little worn away. The very thin clear lacquer overcoat has some very light checking, dings and dents but except for some specific areas is nicely preserved. That clear lacquer is worn through on the top on either side of the fingerboard extension, with a bit of light fingernail wear into the wood on the treble bout. There is some similar wear around the soundhole, with one very small piece of marquetry strummed away and a couple others worn into on the lower rim with what looks like a bit of small touch-up in that area. There are some worn-through areas on the back, but only small spots on the flowers have any loss.

The painted floral decorations on the celluloid fingerboard are somewhat miraculously fully intact, with hardly anything worn through. The binding has shrunk up a bit on the bass side of the fingerboard, so there are some feelable "fret bumps" along the edge. The only area of repair on the instrument is a small bash on the upper bass side bout, well sealed but visible. This caused a couple of short linear cracks and some very slight loss to the painted flower in that spot. According to the family story, the original owner's son caused this mishap as a young man, and was never fully forgiven even decades later! Other than this souvenir of that apparently never-forgotten incident the instrument is crack free and structurally excellent.

The only non-original parts are a set of beautifully hand-made reproduction bone bridge pins, the originals having gone missing decades ago. These are a fine complement to the instrument and barely distinguishable from the white celluloid originals. This is a very fine playing instrument, and about the best sounding Gibson ukulele we have ever encountered. It is still in the original-but-oversized Gibson tenor uke case it was originally delivered in, with a better fitted modern hard foam case included as well. Apparently the original owner was well pleased with this custom ordered, one of a kind piece and treasured it for the rest of his life. We hope the next owner will feel the same way. Excellent - Condition.

Martin HD-28Km Keb Mo

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Please let me know if you have one you'd like to sell or know where there is one.

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Ad Number 188153
Posted: May 28, 2022 09:28 AM CDT

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DJ Parsons

Mechanicville NY 12118
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1938 Gibson L-50 Serial Number Dg-2631

Northfield Archtop Octave Mandolin NFo-At2 New

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A fine-sounding archtop octave mandolin with a body design that was inspired by the Martin archtops of the 1930's. This particular instrument features an Italian alpine spruce top over highly figured maple back and sides. The maple and spruce combo offers an attack and crispness that can carve out a sonic space within an ensemble, making it possible to be heard even when played in the lower registers. This example is in new condition.


Top: Italian Alpine spruce
Back, sides, and neck: Figured maple
Finish: Dark cherryburst, nitro lacquer
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale Length: 22"
Nut Width: 1 13/32"
Radiused Fingerboard
Tailpiece: Nugget (designed by Mike Kemnitzer)
Case: Original hard case

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Ad Number 188152
Posted: May 28, 2022 09:23 AM CDT

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Walter & Christie Carter
Carter Vintage Guitars
Nashville TN 37203
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Gilchrist F5 1979

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A charming early model F5 mandolin from world renowned luthier Steve Gilchrist in Lake Gnotuk, Australia. Steve makes some of the finest mandolins of this era, aimed to capture the look and feel of those beloved Loar-era ancestors. This example was built the same year he started selling his mandolins in the United States and is a testament to their incredible quality. For being nearly 40 years old, this example has a normal amount of wear and tear on the body, which is lacquer-finished, just a year before he started to use spirit varnish. There is some obvious heavy checking on the back of the body and the neck has been "speed necked," meaning the finish has been sanded for faster playability. This example was setup and serviced by Steve in 2019.


Top: Red Spruce
Back and sides: Figured maple
Finish: Mahogany, lacquer
Headstock: Early "The Gilchrist" and flowerpot inlay
Brace pattern: Parallel tonebars
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Fingerboard Radius: Flat
Weight: 2.2 lbs
Serial Number: #75
Case: Tweed HC

Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 188151
Posted: May 28, 2022 09:21 AM CDT

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Walter & Christie Carter
Carter Vintage Guitars
Nashville TN 37203
United States

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Fender American Performer 2019 Tele - Glendale Saddles Mint.

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This is a classic Tele with unmatched Fender tone and comfortable feel with a satin neck that feels great in the hand. It has been my fave electric guitar for 2 1/2 years, and yet shows little to no fretwear or handling issues at all. No dings, dents, scratches, or scuffs to mention. It is in pristine condition, as most of my instruments are.

I upgraded the saddles to Glendale’s Billy Gibbons’ selection, and they play and sound great, with the right twang and snap! Pull the trigger on this one before I change my mind, and decide to keep it! You won’t be disappointed.

Asking $1250 plus shipping.

Category: Guitars
Ad Number 188150
Posted: May 28, 2022 09:16 AM CDT

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Chuck Weiss

New York NY

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A Clawhammer Christmas - Banjo Solos On Christmas Favorites

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A Clawhammer Christmas by Dan Levenson is a collection of 30 of the most loved Christmas songs transcribed in tablature for the 5-string banjo in the clawhammer style with chords provided for accompaniment instruments.

Written in his clear and traditional style, Dan has finally made these holiday favorites accessible to all clawhammer banjo players with good basic skills. All songs have been written in one of the three basic old-time banjo tunings of G, double-C or G modal. This will allow you to find the tune in a fingering you know and easily capo to your preferred singing key.

Build your skills as you entertain your family and your friends, and maybe even yourself! Ring in the holiday season with the joyful sound of the 5-string banjo played clawhammer style and have a double-thumb, drop-thumb Clawhammer Christmas!

eBook + Online Audio $9.99
Book + Online Audio $14.99

Song List:
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Breakin’ Up Christmas
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Christmas Eve
Deck the Halls
The First Noel
Go Tell It on the Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
The Holly and the Ivy
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells (in C)
Jingle Bells (in G)
Joy to the World
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Holy Night
O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)
I Saw Three Ships on Christmas Day
Sussex Carol
Silent Night
We Three Kings
Twelve Days of Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (in C)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (in G)
What Child Is This?
Auld Lang Syne
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Banjo Picking Tunes - Christmas In The British Isles

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This collection of 20 Christmas carols is written for the intermediate to advanced 5-string banjo player familiar with tablature in gDGBD tuning. These tunes are considered timeless folk songs that will enhance your musicianship and technique, and delight your family at holiday gatherings.

Recordings and extensive right-hand fingerings are provided as learning aids for each tune, leaving interpretation and left-hand fingerings up to the player. Readers are encouraged to make their own recordings of the carols to better evaluate their playing.

Most importantly, you’ll celebrate Christmas with the joyous sound of the 5-string banjo! Includes access to online audio.

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Book + Online Audio $14.99

A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem
Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
Baloo, Lammy
Blessed Be That Maid Marie
Carol of the Birds
Coventry Carol
Ding Dong, Merrily on High
Down in Yon Forest
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
I Saw Three Ships
In the Bleak Midwinter
My Dancing Day
On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
Once in Royal David’s City
The Bagpiper’s Carol
The Devonshire Carol/The Moon Shines Bright (Medley)
The Nativity (Rorate)
Wexford Carol
What Child Is This?

2018 Collings MF5 Custom Torch & Wire

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2018 Collings MF5 Custom Torch & Wire in pristine condition! Any sign of prior ownership of this instrument would require extremely close scrutiny. Aside from the undeniable beauty of this mandolin, the sound is just absolutely incredible. Even though the mandolin appears to be in brand new, unplayed condition it is already exhibiting a nice maturity in the tonal character. Easily the loudest mandolin in the shop right now, the power does not come at the expense of beautiful nuances, complexities, and most importantly balance. The set up is perfect and the mandolin plays wonderfully in every position. Adirondack spruce top, Eastern flamed maple back/sides/neck, ebony adjustable bridge and fretboard, ebony endpin with pearl "eye", grained ivoroid binding, Gotoh tuners w/grained ivoroid buttons, engraved James tailpiece, full "torch & wire" pearl headstock inlay, 1-1/8" bone nut, radiused fretboard. Comes with its original hardshell case from Collings, also in pristine condition.


Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 188147
Posted: May 28, 2022 08:36 AM CDT

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Fiddler's Green Music Shop
107 N. Main Street Suite B
Lockhart TX 78644

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Northfield Octave Mandolin - Mahogany

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New Northfield octave mandolin with mahogany back and sides. Includes fiberglass case.

Carved Arched top made of alpine spruce (Engelmann or Italian Red)
Flat Sides and Back " Solid Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany or Figured maple on based on model
Scale Length: 559mm (22″)
Tone Bar braced
Nut width: 35.50mm (1.40”)
String Spacing at bridge: 46.70mm (1.84”)
Body length: 445mm
Body Width at lower bout: 347mm (13.7”)
Body Width at upper bout: 257mm (10.125 “)
Taper of the Body " Depth at Endpin: 80mm (3.15”) at Heel: 65mm (2.6”)
Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
Machined brass “Nugget” Tailpiece
String Gauges: .049 .034 .022 .013 (inches)
Nut: Bone
Number of Frets: 19
Tuners: Schaller or Gotoh (depending on availability)
Finish: Shellac
Logo: Mother of pearl
Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Absolute Beginners - Mandolin

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The Absolute Beginners award-winning method has been designed to make learning the mandolin easier than ever before! Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing your first complete songs. Absolute Beginners Mandolin gives you: An 'owner's manual' approach to the mandolin; Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance; A look-and-learn course that uses clear pictures to illustrate every step of learning; CD audio tracks to let you hear how things should sound, plus full-length accompaniments so you can play along.

Amazing Grace
Will the Circle Be Unbroken

$16.99 (US)
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
48 pages

Northfield Artist 5-Bar Engelmann Wide-Nut

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Closing the books on a series of periodic dalliances with the mandolin, I'm looking for a new home for my Northfield Artist 5-Bar (Engelmann / wide nut). I'm the original owner and the instrument is, I believe, a late 2020 (possibly early 2021) build. Has a couple of minor marks on the top but is otherwise quite clean. Tone is rich and full; terrific volume. Full specs listed below.

Price is $4995 shipped, and I'll throw in a very nice no-slip leather strap and a Northfield arm rest. No trades. Thanks.


Engelmann spruce top
Flame maple back/sides
One-piece back (upgrade)
Gilchrist/Northfield tailpiece w/ engraved Northfield logo
Ebony fingerboard and pickguard
"Down to the River" headstock inlay (upgrade)
1-3-16" nut (upgrade)
Soft V neck profile
Gotoh tuning machines
French polished spirit varnish finish
5-bar bracing system
Case: Airloom "Deluxe" Case

Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 188144
Posted: May 28, 2022 07:39 AM CDT

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Mike Wilkins

Lawrence KS 66049
United States

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Ellis A5 Deluxe (Used, 2019)

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It's always a treat to have an Ellis mandolin in the shop! This A5 Deluxe has all of the woody power and depth of tone these instruments are known for - think Loar-era A5 with a touch more sustain and harmonic complexity. It's well-balanced, extremely responsive, and resonant - enough to give any F5 a run for its money! In good used condition, with a few dings and minor finish marks here and there. Little to no fretwear. Priced with Superior hardshell case.

Adirondack red spruce top
Sugar maple back and sides
1 1/8" nut width
Fully bound
Hand applied oil varnish finish
Waverly tuners, ivoroid buttons
Silver hardware
Nickel frets
Engraved James tailpiece
Soft V neck profile
Superior hardshell case
Serial no. 465

Weber Bitterroot Octave Mandolin (2018)

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$3,300 USD

Big sound, satin amber burst finish, A body body, bound spruce top, f-holes, tone bar braced, mahogany back, sides, and neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, EC.

Satin amber burst finish
A body body
Bound spruce top, f-holes
Tone bar braced
Mahogany back, sides, and neck
Bound ebony fretboard
Diamond inlays
Ebony adjustable bridge
Headstock overlay features logo and Celtic inlays
4-on-a-plate tuners
1-3/8" nut, 20" scale
Original hard case