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Pava A-5 Satin

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Carved Adirondack Spruce Top
Carved Maple Back & Sides
Ebony Fingerboard & Bridge
Gotoh Tuners
1 1/8" Nut Width
14" Scale Length
Hardshell Case Included

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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 127067
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 02:16 PM CDT

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Sylvan Music
1521 Mission St.
Santa Cruz CA 95060

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Pava A-5 Player
1937 National "Silvo" Mandolin
1928 Gibson A-4
Gibson Model 'A' Mandolin 1931
Gibson A-4 Snakehead 1924
Eastman MD614 SB
Gretsch "New Yorker" Standard Mandolin
Eastman MD-514
Weber Fern A
Pava A-5 Satin Sunburst
Martin D-18 1967
Eastman MD805/V
Eastman MD-515
Crafters Of Tennessee Classic
Wyatt Wilkie Northern Flyer Deluxe
1972 Gibson RB-250
National Silvo 1937
Ellis A-5 Deluxe

Breedlove Mckenzie Masterclass Mint $2650.

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Breedlove McKenzie Mandolin. Excellent example of Breedloves top of the line mandolin. Impeccable workmanship. Fully bound. Gold hardware over black ebony. 1 3/16" nut. Highly responsive, perfect set up. Mint with original Breedlove case. $2600.

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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 127066
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 02:16 PM CDT

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Rick McGarity

Winter Park Florida 32789
United States

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New Kentucky KM-252 Deluxe A-Style Mandolin - Sale

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Suggested retail $679.00
Our price $549.00

This great little mandolin has all solid wood construction. Select Spruce top and hand-carved solid Maple. Comes with a nice hardshell case and real pro set-up.

Width at nut: 1 1/8″.

Solid carved select Spruce top with nice honey amber color.
Hand-carved solid maple back, sides, and neck. Ebony adjustable bridge. Bone nut. Cream bindings along sides of body and fingerboard. Radiused fingerboard makes for nice playability. Pearl dot position markers inlaid. Kentucky logo and vintage-style wreath inlaid in blackened peghead. Engraved nickel tailpiece. Black pickguard has black/white/black binding and a beveled edge. High gloss transparent amber finish provides durability and nice color.
This is a great mandolin for the money, hand-carved with solid wood. Sounds pretty darn good!

Comes with a very good arched hardshell case and professional setup.
The set-up includes: Bridge fitting, bridge slots adjusted, nut slots adjusted, intonation, cleaning and oiling fingerboard, and action adjustment.

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Weber Beartooth 1999

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A nice sounding A-style mandolin. This '99 was made in Logan, Montana and is singed by Bruce Weber. The mandolin features a solid spruce top over a maple back and sides with a gloss finish. Comes with a hard case.


Nut Width - 1 1/8"
Flat Fingerboard
Case - Hard Case


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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 127064
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 02:11 PM CDT

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

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1943 Martin D-18
Collings MF5 Oval 2009
Ratcliff Silver Angel 1999
Ellis A5 Deluxe New
Pava A-5 Player New
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Pava F-5 Pro New
Ellis 2-Point New
Weber Bitterroot F14-F NAMM Show New
Collings MT 2011
Ellis F-5 Special New
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Weber Fern F14-F New
Weber Diamondback F14-F New
Gibson F-2 1910s
Gibson H-4 Mandola
Weber Gallatin F14-F New
Monteleone F5 Grand Artist 1980

Eastman MD-504 Oval Hole With Case: $490.00 Shipped

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Excellent Condition! Has some normal wear, but certainly not abused whatsoever. All setup and adjusted with nice low action. Comes with the original hardshell case. Selling for a very reasonable price. Shipping and Insurance included in the USA Lower 48 States. I can send several more photos upon request.
Thanks for looking!!
J.L. Smith

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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 127062
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 12:45 PM CDT

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John Smith
514 Citron Dr.
Sebastian Florida 32976
United States

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J.L. Smith 4-String Emando: New $850.00 Shipped

Pinehouse Guitars Relic 63 - S Model (Stratocaster Style) 20

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This is a Pinehouse Guitars 63 S - Model guitar. I offer a limited number of these guitars each year. This instrument was built with high end/American made parts. The guitar has been meticulously aged to replicate a natural, authentic finish. Please check out our website for more information. http://www.whitemandolins.com

Specifications listed below...


63 contour shape
Vintage narrow nut width 1.65"
6150 Frets
10" fretboard radius


Lightweight Alder - 3 lbs 15 oz.
Piano black finish


Gold Kluson deluxe tuners
Gold Gotoh vintage tremolo
Gold jack cover and neck plate.
60's mint green pickguard, covers and knobs


Pickups - Hand wound 63 Clones - Hand wound, USA parts, Elektrisola heavy formvar AWG 42 pickup wire, fiber bobbin flatwork , vintage staggered and hand beveled alnico 5 polepieces, cloth covered push-back wire, wax potted(paraffin and bee`s wax).


3 Fender CTS 250k short split shaft audio taper pots (1 volume, 2 tone).
Fender 5-way control switch (white switch tip included).
Russian NOS K40Y-9 .047 uF paper-in-oil tone capacitor.
Cloth vintage style 22 ga vintage style push back wire.
Vintage Strat wiring (master volume, tone 1 for neck pickup, tone 2 for middle pickup).


Douglas EGC - 450 ST Tweed Case

Price - $1850
I'll cover shipping and PayPal fees. Thanks for looking!

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Category: Guitars
Ad Number 127061
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 11:00 AM CDT

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Tyler White

Bloomington IN 47404
United States

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Nyberg Carved Top Bouzouki

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This beautiful, custom bouzouki was hand built by Lawrence Nyberg in Hornby Island, BC (you can see a thread on this instrument from 2009 here https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?54854-New-Nyberg-Bouzouki&highlight=nyberg+bouzouki+build . I selected the woods back in 2008 and since then I've only used it to record a couple of albums. Never gigged. World class, carved Lutz Spruce top with Cocobolo back and sides with compound Macassar ebony binding. Mahogany neck with custom trinity knot mother of pearl inlay and Cocobolo binding and Ebony head plate. Water based lacquer finish with incredible depth and a see through pick guard to protect that creamy top. This zouk would likely go for around 5500-6000 if I estimate compared to what I see on the market. Has a Headway pickup and hardshell case. Plays fantastic and sounds killer - I hate to let it go but need to sell to finance another purchase. Asking $3500.00 CAD plus shipping and insurance. Please message me if you'd like pictures or have any questions.

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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 127060
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 10:58 AM CDT

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Glenn Webster
217 8 prestwick pond terrace se
Calgary AB t2z4p3

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Martin 000-21 1945

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Great-sounding, super-light 1945 Martin 000-21.This guitar is all-original, and only has a neck set. The tapered bracing profile gives this guitar a lot of punch for a 000 (and the appears like Red Spruce to me). There's an area of play wear on the top. A few minor dings a scuffs scattered across the surfaces (request pics). All wear consistent with age. No cracks. Priced with hard case, this guitar would be a great buy for anyone in the market for a vintage Martin 000-sized guitar; and it's a great value in a Brazilian Rosewood instrument. $9100 (shipping extra)Certified Bank checks only (shipment after check clears). 24 hour approval upon receiving the guitar. Click on link for video.

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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 127059
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 09:51 AM CDT

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Rick DeSanto
321 Tanglewood Lane
Bay Village Ohio 44140

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Shellback Octave Mandolin By Ray's Root Works

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Here's a wonderful creation by Ray Vincent of Ray's Root Works in Peterborough, Canada - a Shellback Octave Mandolin. Ray has taken the idea of the nautilus shell which by nature conforms mathematically to the Fibonacci sequence. For millennia designers such as the Greeks and Romans arrived at what is considered the perfect rectangle; one with a ratio of the longer length to the shorter side as 1:62 to 1:00. This became known as the Fibanocci phenomenon commonly referred to as "The Golden Mean" or "The Golen Ratio". If you are a professional in the visual arts you are familiar with its use in compositional design. There are the perfect square and perfect circle, but where did this aesthetically pleasing perfectly proportioned rectangle come from? Scientists, mathematicians, researchers over many years observed this sequence in many naturally occurring organisms; a prime example is the nautilus shell spiral. It is very interesting and informative to read Ray Vincent's Website in how he came to utilize this design for his wonderfully designed and built acoustic instruments. we have for sale an outstanding example of one of his octave mandolins. The photos tell the artistic story, but don't be fooled - not only is this a unique work of art but a truly wonderful instrument. It has a nice big open woody tone. Within minutes of picking it up, I was inspired and came up with an original tune. The scale length is 23-1/8", the nut width 1-5/8", 1-11/16" spacing at the bridge, the overall length is 35" and 13-3/4" wide and 3-1/4" in depth. Engleman Spruce top, Cherry veneer back with Pine centerpiece, Roasted Maple and Mahogany neck joint, Ebony fingerboard with Walnut branch inlay, Wenge, Walnut, Maple and Pau Ferro tailpiece. Birds eye/tiger Maple neck with Wenge strip. Pau Ferro butterfly and headstock, Sprue and Pau Ferro side panel with Walnut lever, Roasted Maple bridge, Copper fret markers, Gold Evo frets, Vintage style tuners and 2way truss rod. It comes in a high-quality Taylor padded gig bag that fits it nicely and a leather strap. 1995.00 or best offer. All instruments come with a 48 hour approval period.



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Ad Number 127058
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 09:46 AM CDT

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Philip Lang

Oxford PA


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Weber Bitterroot Octave Mandolin / Exceptional
Josh House Guitar Influenced Irish Bouzouki With K&K Pu
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Webber Guitar Octave Mandolin / Cedar & Zircote Except Fine

Gibson Lg-2 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1956)

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Gibson LG-2 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1956), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # V8677-12, sunburst top, dark back and sides finish, mahogany back and sides, spruce top, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case.

Overall length is 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm.), 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.).

This is a super clean original guitar, which appears to have sat unplayed for much of its 60+ years on earth. There are some small nicks and dings to the finish and a bit of wear to the frets and fingerboard and that's about it. No cracks anywhere, which is kind of amazing!

The Kluson Deluxe tuners are the correct style but have the "double line" back stamping that was introduced in 1964, so they have been replaced at some point, perhaps when the original buttons crumbled. This is a great playing LG with a bigger, brighter sound than many from this era -- a gem in every way! Excellent + Condition.


Legacystraps Mandolin Straps

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Hi Guys,

My comany, Legacystraps makes mandolin and uke straps in both 3/4" and 1", in a wide assortment of solid color and over 50 different graphic design patterns. All straps come with your choice of 1 or 2 synthetic end tabs in our standard weight or heavy weight materail. All straps are fully adjustable and include a strong nylon tie. You can checkout our full line on Amazon by Ebay, Etsy and Reverb. Amazon is the most up to date as far as design option. Just search "Legacystrap Mandolin"
Thanks for your consideration.
Garry Merola (Legacystraps)

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Category: Mandolin Accessories
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Posted: Jul 19, 2018 08:38 AM CDT

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Eastman Mandolins - MD404

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This beautiful Eastman MD404 mandolin gives you superb old-time, vintage appeal and quality construction at an affordable price. Its solid, hand carved Spruce top with black lacquer finish, solid Mahogany back and sides, and oval soundhole, give it incredible balance and a beautiful, warm tone that's well suited for many playing styles.Players will also find, thanks to the oval soundhole, that they are often able to hear themselves better too.

Details include gorgeous ivoroid binding, a bone nut and adjustable Ebony bridge. This Eastman MD404 mando is a great classic-looking mandolin with high end features that are hard to beat, and a price that won't break the bank. Includes fitted case and setup from one of our luthiers.

Body: A-Style with Oval soundhole and high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Top: Hand carved solid Spruce
Back and Sides: Hand carved solid Mahogany with Ivoroid binding
Scale Length: 13 7/8”
Neck: Maple, 6 15/16” length
Fingerboard: 12” radiused Ebony with Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
Frets: 24 Dunlop #6310
Nut: 1 3/32”, bone
Bridge: Fitted Adjustable Ebony with Stamped Chrome tailpiece
Tuners: Chrome
Case: Fitted 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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1948 C. F. Martin 000-28 Shaded Top Flat Top Guitar

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C. F. Martin 000-28 Shaded Top Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1948), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 104842, sunburst top, natural back and sides finish, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, original black hard shell case.

Here is a superb and rare delight in an original vintage Martin -- a well-preserved 000-28 from 1948, with the additional unusual feature of a sunburst "shaded top," which was a seldom seen option of the period. While always a well-respected instrument, the Brazilian rosewood 000-28 from this era is actually a relatively rare guitar. Only 144 000-28s were sold in 1948, the first full production year after the herringbone trim was deleted from the top edge. A total of 506 D-28s were shipped out that same year, making that Dreadnought model more than three times as common as the rosewood 000!

At a list price of $140 in 1948, the 000-28 was a fairly expensive guitar; in fact, only $20 less than the D-28. As a result, in this period the 000s seemed to fall "between the cracks," selling less than either the inexpensive student Martins or the Dreadnoughts that were becoming the norm for the "Hillbilly" radio entertainers of the day.

The features of this just-post-war 000 have moved on a bit from the classic pre-war appointments but still combine to make a most attractive guitar. The white/black/white celluloid binding around the top is 5-ply with a thick outer layer; the previously used herringbone top trim had been discontinued the year before. The back remains triple-bound with a chain pattern backstrip and celluloid heelcap.

Other features include the graduated size dot inlay in the ebony fingerboard (introduced in 1944, replacing the earlier small split diamonds), a long-saddle ebony bridge, and a tortoise celluloid pickguard. The individual tuners are the very earliest Kluson Deluxe style with metal buttons, with the short-lived characteristic of the gear shaft not being anchored on the far side. These would have been a brand-new design in 1948, just introduced around the time this guitar was made.

The Brazilian rosewood on the back and sides has nicely straight and even figuring as Martin preferred, with a few small anomalies to give it some character. The top is of a very even narrow grained spruce, with a subtly graduated brown-to-amber sunburst with a lovely aged patina. The sunburst or "shaded" top (as Martin called it) was a little-used finish option at the time, and one was only produced if a dealer or customer specifically ordered it. It is unlikely that more than a handful of any given model were finished this way in any particular year.

All this makes for a beautiful guitar to look at, but as with most Martins the real joy comes in the playing. This 000-28 responds extremely well to both a light and heavier-handed strumming approach, and has a brighter, more cutting tone than some rosewood 000s we have had, while maintaining plenty of depth. It makes a wonderful "cowboy" rhythm guitar as intended, but is also quite responsive and makes a superb fingerpicker as well. The 000-28 in general is one of our favorite Martin models, and this rare "shade top" is one of the sweetest examples we have seen in a while.

Overall length is 39 3/4 in. (101 cm.), 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.).

This guitar shows some play wear overall but remains in lovely original condition. The most notable worn area is to the top below the fingerboard, where there is some old strumwear likely dating to the guitar's Cowboy Rhythm days. There is also a fairly deep wear spot into the wood just at the treble side waist, in the niche between the lower edge of the pickguard and the binding. The rest of the top shows some scuffs and a few deep divots, but little other pickwear. There is a decent amount of checking to the finish, mostly on the top.

The original ebony bridge shows signs of having been reglued -- possibly more than once -- and lowered just slightly on the front edge long ago. There are some scars to the bridge top from string removal, but nothing severe. The bridgeplate and bracing are quite clean and original, with what looks like a spot or two of careful re-gluing here and there. The back, sides, and neck have some light wear but nothing too serious -- this has been a well-cared for guitar.

The finish shows no overspray or work except for some tiny color fill-ins in a couple of deep dings; amazingly, there are no crack repairs. The fingerboard has been very nicely refretted and the guitar plays extremely well. This is a spectacular "shade-top," a truly wonderful old Martin with a unique look and a great sound, complete in its original green-lined HSC. Excellent - Condition.


Northfield F5 Master Model Big Mon

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The Northfield "Big Mon" features a slightly enlarged F5 body, which produces a very rich, powerful sound. All Big Mon models feature premium grade tonewoods and a varnish finish -- and there's a noticeable difference in the openness of sound and projection they carry relative to a standard NF-5. If you've adventurous enough to push the boundaries of tradition, but you demand the woody power we've come to expect in a serious bluegrass mandolin, come in and check out Big Mon while he's still in stock! Priced with hard case.

Pictured instrument in stock. Media sample reflects a previously sold Big Mon. New video coming soon!


Red Spruce top
Ebony fingerboard, pick guard, and bridge
Varnish Hybrid Finish
Sunburst Coloring
Grained ivoroid multi-ply bound body. Bound fingerboard, pick guard and peghead
Northfield Modern Setup
13 7/8" Scale length
Wide nut
Gotoh tuners with removable black buttons
Violin Varnish Neck
James Tailpiece

Eastman MD315

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The MD315 is the entry level F-Style mandolin from Eastman's line. It is ALL SOLID WOOD, full handcrafted and hand carved with a solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides. The vintage style tailpiece and tuners provide a traditional look. It features a satin lacquer finish, ivoroid binding on the top, chrome plated hardware, and a bone nut. These are the best mandolins in this price range on the market today!


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Category: Mandolins
Ad Number 127052
Posted: Jul 19, 2018 07:50 AM CDT

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Bernunzio Uptown Music
122 East Ave.
Rochester NY 14620
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Luigi Salsedo Mandolin
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Flatiron 3K On Sale
Gold Tone Ac-5
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Martin Style A
Washburn Style #1648
Wm. Stahl Mandola
Ranger Travel Mandolin
Richard Beard Om3 On Sale
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1926 Martin Style AK Mandolin

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(Serial No. 13317) Mandolin is very clean and in excellent condition. This is the early style peghead with the Martin stamp embossed on the back of the peghead and inside on the back strip but no decal on the front. Front, back and sides are figured Hawaiian Koa wood. Ebony fingerboard with small dot inlays and ebony bridge. Good neck set and original bar frets, neck is straight, plays nice with a low action but still has plenty of volume. No cracks or repairs, but does have some minor scratches here and there. Good strong volume with a nice tone. Great for old-time, Celtic, or jazz. Nice original rosewood binding and celluloid tortoiseshell pickguard. Original tuners and tailpiece cover. Comes with a original somewhat beat softshell case....USD $1450

Weber Gallatin A5: A Style, F Hole - UK

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Fantastic value A5 from the Weber team. The Gallatin mandolins are designed to get a great sounding mandolin at the best possible price. It has no bindings and satin finish, it looks great and is tone bar braced. It has a Weber solid cast tailpiece, traditional Brekke bridge, radiussed Ebony fingerboard, dual action adjustable truss rod, nickel Grover tuners and comes with a deluxe hardshell case.

It has a very punchy f hole sound. Plenty of power and volume for the bluegrass chop with depth and enough resonance to make it a great all-rounder.


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Nechville Vintage w/ Free Shipping And Free Tuner

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The Nechville Vintage is the perfect marriage of tradition and technology! A classic look married to Nechville’s Helimount pot! All banjos from The Banjo Store go through a thurough inspection and pro set up!
Shoot me a message for a special Cafe price!!!

This banjo features:
Mahogany neck and resonator
Flying Eagle Inlay pattern
Ebony fretboard
Corona (Nickel) frame
Black binding with white line
Cyclotronic system
Spikes at 7&9
Hard case included

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Category: Banjos
Ad Number 127049
Posted: Jul 18, 2018 10:08 PM CDT

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The Banjo Store

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Martin HD-35 (2018)

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2018 Martin HD-35 with Hardshell case. Purchased 2 months ago. I would prefer to have a 1 11/16 nut.

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Ad Number 127046
Posted: Jul 18, 2018 08:46 PM CDT

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Alan Hobbs
806 Reagan View Lane
Seymour TN 37865
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Eastman MD-915 Mandolin

Gibson RB-6 Checkerboard

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I bought this Gibson RB6 for my collection in 11/18/2004. I have had many custom Banjos and at Seventy one, I do not need them all. This is the last one left, that I have for sale.

This is a Gibson, Style 6 Checkerboard, was made in 2004. SN/ 6041004

This is a one of a kind, RB6, as you can see using a very tight grain wood, in the neck and resonator, almost one on top of the other. It was special order.

The production RB6 is about HALF of that grains thickness, and are all a like as close as possible. It would be easy to compare with Production RB6's found in the Net.

Gibson necks are made by First Quality Music, and that is where I got it from after, First Quality talked Gibson Company into it, as they wanted all the RB6's the same.

It has a Shubb 5th String, 8" Long, Sliding, Gold Plated Capo.

It also has a set of Gold Plated, Keith, "D" Tuners for the 2nd, and 3rd Strings, and it has the Original Tuners with it also, with the Original tail piece.

I think the Gold Plate on the RB6 is 18K? It is all Hand Engraved.

The price is 7,500.00.

As far as I know, they have not made this Model for about 10 years, it would be easy to check out.

These Gibson RB6's will keep going up in price, as there are not many of them, and surely, none has wood like this one!

There are NO scratches dings, or dents. Estimate, has been played about, 5 hours.

This is NOT a reproduction that Gibson has made. It is a continuation of original serial numbers from 1928 to 1934. Only difference is a much higher Quality.



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Category: Banjos
Ad Number 127045
Posted: Jul 18, 2018 08:15 PM CDT

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Herman Kohnke

Clare Iowa 50524

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Gibson 5 String, RB6, Checker Board

Jethro Burns Legacy Hi-Def Edition Vol. 1

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Kenneth "Jethro" Burns was the greatest exponent of mandolin jazz and a true pioneer of American string music. Throughout his 50-year career, as half of the renowned musical comedy duo, Homer & Jethro and later as a soloist, he re-invented the way the mandolin is played.

In 1987, after learning he had cancer, Jethro set out to document a lifetime of his favorite music. During four informal basement sessions, Jethro and his protoge' Don Stiernberg recorded 50 tunes, many of which were released on two Acoustic Disc CDs in the 1990s.

We are proud to present these historic recordings in their entirety - 62 tracks including 13 previously unissued songs and 12 alternate takes, re-mastered in the high-definition (24-bit, 96 khz) format.

The Complete Final Sessions with Don Stiernberg
Hi-Def Master

VOLUME 1: Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin
Total time: 63:07
That's a Plenty
Just Friends
Body and Soul
If I Had You
I'll Never be the Same
Stella By Starlight
Golden Earings
You Win Again
Fly Me to the Moon
Corrina, Corrina
The Shadow of your Smile
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
That's a Plenty - alternate take
Corrina, Corrina - alternate take
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - alternate take

Kenneth "Jethro" Burns - mandiolin
Don Stiernberg - rhythm guitar

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Old & In The Way - Live At The Boarding House 10/1/73

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Forty-five years ago on a monday night, a bluegrass band walked on to the stage of The Boarding House in San Francisco. The band included two of Bill Monroe's former Blue Grass Boys, guitarist Peter Rowan and fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements, mandolinist David Grisman and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead picking banjo along with his bass playing sidekick, John Kahn.

WA week later the same group played there again and recorded what would become one of the most influential albums in Bluegrass history - Old & in the Way. Now forty years later, both shows are being released as High Definition (24 bit, 96 khz) downloads on Grisman's AcousticOasis.com. This will be the first release of the complete shows by this unique ensemble and includes 55 tracks, 14 of which have never been released in any format.

For the past three years Acoustic Oasis has been Grisman's pet project with many "Deluxe" releases in high definition with much previously unreleased gems from his extensive archives. Old & In The Way - The Complete Boarding House Shows is due for release on the fortieth anniversary - October 1st, 2013.

On and On
I'm On My Way Back to the Old Home
Catfish John
Lonesome Fiddle Blues
Land of the Navajo
Down Where the River Bends
I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent
Kissimee Kid
Lonesome L.A. Cowboy
Pig in a Pen
Wild Horses
Midnight Moonlight
Disc 2 (Set 2) Total Time - 52:55
Muleskinner Blues
Goin' to the Races
Old and in the Way
Old and in the Way Breakdown
Panama Red
Hard Hearted
That High Lonesome Sound
The Hobo Song
Drifting Too Far From the Shore
Angel Band
Wicked Path of Sin
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Uncle Pen
Orange Blossom Special
Blue Mule

Vassar Clements (fiddle & vocals)
Jerry Garcia (banjo & vocals)
David Grisman (mandolin & vocals)
John Kahn (bass)
Peter Rowan (guitar & vocals)

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Martin Vintage Style Dreadnought Case

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Martin Vintage Series Dreadnought Case in nice condition. 2005 Black with large padded Handle. Black exterior plush maroon interior. $200.00 plus $25 shipping. From non-smoking home. PayPal only email for pictures. Thanks

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Posted: Jul 18, 2018 05:24 PM CDT

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David coslow

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1995 Flatiron Festival F

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This is a well cared for Flatiron from the days of Bruce Weber. It has recently been refretted and has been very well set up. It plays fast and LOUD. I purchased it about 3 years ago from Tejon Music and have palyed it at home and in some jams. The humidity in the room where it is housed has been well controlled. There are some dings and some wear, but it is from 1995. I would like to sell it for $2100 now. Plenty of pictures if desired.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2018 05:02 PM CDT

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Natha Persoff

Denver Colorado 80209

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For Sale: Nice 2005 Weber Bitterroot

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Excellent condition. This mandolin will give you that good bluegrass sound. Rich chocolate brown lacquer finish. Unlike the earlier Bitterroot series, this mandolin has heavily flamed maple back sides and neck. Many of the early Bitterroots were made with mahogany back and sides. It has a gloss finish, a solid carved spruce top which gives it a warm cut and chop, traditional tone bar bracing, top bound only, rounded V profile neck, nickle Schaller tuners with pearl buttons, Weber one piece cast tailpiece, pearl peghead inlay and Weber logo, and an ebony Weber Brekke bridge. Has an unbound flat fretboard with 1 1/8 inch nut, pearl diamond fretboard position markers, jumbo frets, and no treble extension which eliminates pick click. Its a loud mandolin with good chop and a very warm woody tone. Weber hardshell case is included. Mandolin was setup by luthier Richie Dotson of Acoustic Box LLC in Chesterfield, VA. Very clean mandolin showing only a few nicks and dings from playing. Label signed by Bruce Weber who built a lot of fine Gibsons and Flatirons there in Montana. Price is $2100 with a donation to the Cafe upon the sale. PayPal and shipping included in the price.
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018 04:13 PM CDT

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John Dolan
5626 Heming Ave
Springfield VA 22151

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Reiter Regent (2006)

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A great instrument built by Bart Reiter in Michigan, this Reiter Regent openback banjo features a maple neck and resonator, both with a natural finish. It has an 11” frosted head, Whyte Laydie tone ring, and Planetary tuners. Great for old time music and much more, this banjo is in excellent condition.


Natural finish maple neck and rim
Rosewood rim cap
22-fret ebony fingerboard
Pearl dot inlays
11" frosted head
24 brackets
Whyte Laydie tone ring
Ebony headstock overlay with pearl star inlay
Planetary tuners
1-9/32" nut
26-3/4" scale
Original hardshell case
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Gibson A-40 (1954)

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A handsome mid-century mandolin, this Gibson A-40 features a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. Nice appointments include a tortoise plastic pickguard, clamshell tailpiece, and cream color top binding. An armrest and string mute have been added, and the bridge and tuners have been replaced. This mandolin is in very good/excellent condition.


Gloss natural finish
Cream-bound solid spruce top
Mahogany back and sides
20-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
Tortoise plastic pickguard
Clamshell tailpiece
Black peghead with gold "Gibson" logo
~14" scale
1-3/16" nut
Armrest and string mute added
Recent replacement bridge and tuners
White Superior Deluxe fiberglass hardshell case (black lining)
SN: X9452 65

Luigi Salsedo Mandolin

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"Luigi Salsedo, Napoli, 1895"; rosewood ribs and skirt, satin-wood rim, spruce top w/ tortoise pickguard. Dark stained neck with geared tuners, rosewood peghead overlay. Repaired cracks on top near seam, two small holes present on bass-side, some overspray present on top.


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Bernunzio Uptown Music
122 East Ave.
Rochester NY 14620
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1946 C. F. Martin D-28 Herringbone Flat Top Acoustic Guitar

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C. F. Martin D-28 Herringbone Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1946), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 96265, natural lacquer finish, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, spruce top; mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, brown hard shell case.

Among guitar connoisseurs, the word "Herringbone" has a special meaning. It refers not just to a specific type of wood top trim used by C.F. Martin, but to one guitar in particular -- the 1934 - 1947 D-28 Dreadnought, one of the most revered of all classic American guitars. Bluegrass players will play virtually no other instrument than a D-28 of close copy, and the model is one of the mainstays of virtually any acoustic flat-picking or rhythm stylist.

This is a relatively late example of a "bone" from mid-1946, built just as the nation (and the guitar market) was gearing up for a post-war boom period. Despite competitive efforts from Gibson, Martin's D-28 Dreadnought was widely considered unquestionably the best large-body flat-top available when new and remains a superlative instrument for both wholly acoustic folk or bluegrass and the emerging and honky tonk style with electric instruments in the mix.

Martin's instruments changed quite a bit in this period and 1946 was a transitional year; this D-28 has the classic period appointments. It features beautiful Brazilian rosewood back and sides with a nice, even, straight grain pattern with some typical darkening from the wood's oils leaching into the finish on the upper quarters. In organized Teutonic fashion, Martin preferred very straight-grained woods in the 1940s; the modern fascination with dynamic figuring would have been dismissed at the time as frivolous at the Nazareth factory.

The tight and very even-grained spruce top on this guitar also shows Martin's dedication to the finest and most consistent of tone woods; by the end of WWII, spruce was in very short supply, yet the company's best guitars still feature exquisite tops. The Sitka spruce used on this guitar was sourced from Alaska; the supply of Appalachian spruce used previously had been decimated by the wartime needs of the aircraft industry and was no longer available in the quantities required.

In the middle of 1944 Martin's craftsmen stopped using the original scalloped X-brace pattern on these instruments, reportedly due to the failure rate of tops in the field with the heavy gauge strings common at the time. This 1946 guitar is still built and braced more lightly than examples from a few years later on. The earlier delicate small pearl diamond-shaped fingerboard inlays had also recently been changed to larger pearl dots, and these instantly identify the guitars of this particular period. The herringbone wood trim is bordered by a layer of ivory celluloid among the top, and the back is triple-bound with a chain pattern backstrip. Other typical features include the long-saddle ebony bridge, tortoise pattern Celluloid pickguard, and pre-war style openback Waverly tuners.

Within less than a year of this guitar being built, the use of the lovely herringbone wood trim came to an end; it had been sourced from Germany, and when the company's supply was used up, there was simply no more to be had. The D-28 stood at the top of the post-war Martin line, but the top was simply bound in celluloid. The "bones" of this just post-war period are superlative guitars, and while often not quite as responsive as their scallop-braced predecessors, they have a huge and sometimes slightly more focused tone. This splendid example is a joy to play, and excels at practically any style of picking one cares to attempt!

Overall length is 41 in. (104.1 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 5 in. (12.7 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.). Overall length is 41 in. (104.1 cm.), 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 5 in. (12.7 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.).

This is a very fine playing and sounding D-28, with plenty of volume and a somewhat brighter, more penetrating sound than some from this period without losing the depth these are famous for. It has recently been refurbished with a neck reset and refret, but remains all original apart from this.

The original lacquer finish has no overspray or touch-up and shows its age with some typical checking, small dings, surface scratches, and compression marks. There is some pickwear on both sides of the sound hole, with one fairly concentrated spot above the upper back edge of the sound hole that goes through the finish. There are some fairly deep scratches on the back and the finish is worn off the spine of the neck.

Amazingly there are no cracks anywhere, and this guitar, though well-played, must also have been well-cared for. Old D-28s from this period are real workhorse guitars; they were rarely coddled and often show the signs of very heavy use. This guitar wears its scars proudly, and remains not only a great piece of 20th century guitar history and artistry but an exceptionally fine player's instrument. It arrived with a somewhat worn period 16" hard shell case not specific to Martin, but one that appears to have been with the guitar since new. Excellent - Condition. Excellent - Condition.


C. F. Martin 0-42 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1929)

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C. F. Martin 0-42 Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1929), made in Nazareth, PA, serial # 39862, natural lacquer finish, spruce top, Brazillian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, black hard shell case.

In the pantheon of the world's greatest guitars the pearl-trimmed, 12-fret steel strung Martins of the late 1920s are well-represented, to say the least. In the late 1920s just before Martin altered nearly all their designs to the 14-fret neck "Orchestra Model" pattern, the company crafted a small number of their highest grade Style 42 and 45 instruments braced for steel strings instead of the gut used previously. This 1929 0-42 is one of just 25 made that year, when this lovely pearl of a guitar sold for $105.00, which seems like a bargain even calculated in period money!

The Style 42 was built of the finest materials Martin had available: superb straight-grained Brazilian rosewood, the tightest-grained Appalachian spruce for the top, and extravagant green-and-pinkish hued abalone for the border inlay. The size 0 was by this point the smallest of three models offered at the top quality level, and even though produced in the largest quantity of the three, it is still a very rare guitar.

The pearl-trimmed Martins were never made in large batches, and it would be very unusual for any but the largest dealer to order more than one at a time, or even hold one in stock. Mostly they were built to order, and even in the opulent times of the late 1920s there were not a lot of guitar players that could afford one! This one has seen a lot of use but remains a wonderful playing and sounding instrument, a testament to its builder's skill and reputation and as fine a 12-fret 0-sized model as could be made.

Overall length is 38 in. (96.5 cm.), 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 7/8 in. (48 mm.).

This guitar is in extremely fine playing condition, but well-used with a number of repairs both old and recent. The neck has been neatly reset and the fingerboard is a perfect replica fitted with the correct bar frets and using the original shaped pearl inlay. The original thin scalloped X-bracing on the top has been carefully reglued, with only the single long brace just under the fingerboard extension replaced with a replica brace.

The top shows several old crack repairs behind the bridge, with one long splice on the center seam. There are a couple of small tight grain cracks on the top in the upper bass bout area. The bridge and bridgeplate are original and have been reglued over time; the bridge was lowered just a touch long ago and has a newer saddle.

The guitar shows dents, scrapes, and wear to the finish overall -- most notably to the top under the sound hole -- but remains in nicely original condition with no oversprayed finish or added elements like a pickguard. There is some slight disturbance around the bridge from being reglued, but no large loss or pulled-up spruce. The back of the neck is worn down to the wood over much of its length and feels perfectly played-in. A superb guitar to play, and a wonderful and rare old Martin from the perfect year for the 12-fret top-end guitars. Excellent - Condition.