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Mandolins

  • Collings

    Collings makes both F-style and A-style mandolins. Their top of the line F-model mandolin is the MF5. It comes with either f-holes or an oval soundhole (MF O). The MF is their satin finish F-model with simplified appointments. The Collings top of the line A-model mandolin is their MT2. It comes with either f-holes or an oval soundhole as well (MT O). The MT is their entry-level satin finish A-m...

  • Gibson

    Gibson builds many models of mandolins, including the Gibson Ricky Scaggs mandolin model, the Gibson Sam Bush model, the Gibson Jam Master A- & F-Style mandolins, the F-5 and F-9, and many others. Gibson also offers their Epiphone line of mandolins, including the Epiphone Electric Mandobird IV and the Electric Mandobird VIII.

  • Weber

    Weber offers over 20 different models of mandolins in three different styles: the F style, the A style and the Flat style. The F-style Weber mandolins come in a variety of models, including the Fern, Yellowstone, Bitterroot and Gallatin. A-style Weber mandolin models include the Bighorn, Fern, Bridger, Yellowstone, Bitterroot, Gallatin and Hyalite. Flat style mandolin models include the Aspen a...

  • Breedlove

    Kim Breedlove developed his mandolin line over a decade ago. Breedlove mandolins offer ease of playability with radiused fingerboards and generous string spacing. Their Master Class Mandolins are individually voiced by master luthiers and represent the top of the Breedlove line. The Premier Mandolins represent the original Breedlove designs. The American Series Quartz Mandolins are handmade and...

  • Fender

    Fender mandolins come in three models. The Fender FM-52E is an acoustic electric mandolin. The Fender FM-53S features a solid spruce top, nato neck/back/sides, a rosewood fingerboard and gold-plated hardware. The Fender FM-63S mandolin is their top of the line model with a solid spruce top, solid maple back, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, f-holes, Sunburst finish and gold-plated hardware. Fen...

  • Washburn

    Washburn offers five F-style mandolin models and three A-style mandolin models. The M 6SW f-model features a Florentine cutaway, a carved AAA spruce top, and a AAA Flamed maple back. The Washburn M 118SW f-model mandolin offers a "distressed" stained/matte finish, a spruce top, and Flamed maple back and sides. The M 3SW f-model has a sunburst finish, spruce top and maple back/sides. The M 116SW...

  • Beardsell Guitars

    Allan Beardsell offers his 6A mandolin combining elements of traditional archtop models with contemporary design elements. Allan has been building mandolins for the past 15 years. The 6A is available with oval hole and side ports or edge ported J-holes.
  • Kay

    Kay offers three styles of mandolin. The Kay "All Maple" mandolin features a maple top, back, sides and neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and F-style sound holes. The Kay "Bound Oval Soundhole" mandolin is made of the same woods but offers an oval sound hole instead of the F-holes on the "All Maple" model. The Kay "F Style" mandolin is their top of the line model, featuring a solid spruce top with a m...
  • Altman Mandolins

    Bob Altman offers his F-5 mandolin, handcrafted from the finest tonewoods. Standard features include a Red spruce soundboard, Curly maple back, sides and neck, and a Tobacco brown sunburst varnish finish. Options, such as an Englemann spruce soundboard, are available. All instruments are guaranteed for life to the original owner.
  • Epiphone

    Epiphone, owned by Gibson, offers a half dozen mandolin models. The most popular mandolin in the Epiphone lineup is the MM-30S. This is an affordable A-style instrument with a solid spruce top and mahogany back/sides. The Epiphone MM-50 mandolin is modeled after the great Lloyd Loar F-5 from 1922. It features a spruce top, figured maple back/sides, and some nice appointments. Epiphone offers two e...
  • Eastman

    The Eastman 500, 600, 800, and 900 Series of mandolins all feature spirit-varnish finish or a rich lacquer finish. Nearly every series offers both F-style and A-style models, with oval sound holes or F-holes.The Eastman 500 Series mandolin has a maple neck, ebony fingerboard, and nickel plated fittings. The 600 Series is handcrafted with a solid Famed maple back and sides with an aged spruce ...

  • Morgan Monroe

    Morgan Monroe offers a dozen mandolin models to choose from. The MAM-200 is an all mahogany A-style instrument with a very warm sound. The Morgan Monroe MFM-300 is an F-style mandolin with an all mahogany body. The MDM-1 Distressed is an F-style mandolin with a "distressed" finish over a spruce top and Flamed maple back/sides/neck. The Morgan Monroe MM-100-SB mandolin features a sunburst finish ov...
  • Michael A. Lewis

    Michael A. Lewis offers a variety of mandolin models. The Ritz Series mandolins have the body shape of an arch top guitar, but smaller. The F model is closely based on the Gibson 5 models that were made from 1922-1924. The DS model mandolin is a symmetrical 2 point body design that is made with a slim snake head headstock. The DC model is an asymmetrical 2 point body design. The custom octave mand...
  • Fletcher Brock Stringed Instruments

    Fletcher Brock Stringed Instruments builds F5 and A-style mandolins. For these instruments, Engelmann spruce is typically used for the top wood with Red or Sitka spruce tone bars. The backs and sides are typically Curly Eastern Red maple but Western Big Leaf and Eastern Sugar maple are options. Mandolin necks are Eastern Sugar maple with radiused ebony fingerboards. Color schemes range from blo...
  • Stefan Sobell Musical Instruments

    Stefan Sobell Instruments offers large and small bodied mandolins. These instruments feature European spruce soundboards, maple back and sides, ebony fingerboards, Brazilian mahogany necks, and Indian rosewood bindings. Rosewood back and sides are available by special order. Stefan can build you a four course octave mandolin with carved and x-braced arch-tops and curved backs as well.

  • Dart Instruments

    David Dart makes mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, and octave mandolins. He offers three basic styles of mandolin: F-4, A-5 and F-5. The F-4 has an oval soundhole with Flamed maple back and sides, a spruce top, an ebony fretboard, a peghead overlay and a sunburst finish. The a A-5 has a triple layer binding on the body, fingerboard and peghead. The F-5 has a spruce top, maple back and sides, an...

  • Sawchyn Mandolins

    Sawchyn offers nearly a dozen mandolin and mandola models, including the S-5 Sawchyn scroll model mandolin, featuring traditional design with bound ebony pickguard and cast tailpiece. The O-2 Scroll model has an oval sound hole and is a very elegant, sweet sounding instrument. The AN-84 "Beaver Tail" is a great entry level flat top mandolin with solid wood construction, an "X" braced top, a round ...
  • Arches Musical Instrument Co.

    Two-man Utah-based manufacturer of flat-top and archtop mandolins. Website has mp3 sound clips of each available mandolin. Image galleries on the site include pictures of back and side wood options in addition to finished A-style and F-style archtop models and flattop octave mandolins.