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Altman F5 2007
Altman F5 2008
Altman F snakehead
Antoria F
Arches F
Brentrup mandola
BRW MA-H2, 2009
Collings MF5 Deluxe varnish
Collings MF5, 2004
Daley F / Dave Harvey
Daley "Hoss" replica
Duff F5, new
Duff F5, 1984
Duff A5, new


Ellis F5, new
Ellis A Deluxe
Flatiron 2MC, 1989
Forster Irish Bouzouki, 2010
The Gaudreau, 2010
Giacomel J5

GIBSONS have their own page

Gilchrist Model 1 (Junior)
Gilchrist Model 3
Gilchrist Model 3 Mandola
Gilchrist Model 4 Mandola
Gilchrist Model 4 Junior
Gilchrist Model 5, 2001
Gilchrist Model 5, 2006
Gilchrist Model 5c
Gilchrist Model 5 mandola
Givens A
Henderson F, 2002
Heritage H-50, 1987
Horner F Distressed, 2004
Heiden A
Kay Professional electric

Kentucky KM675, 2013
Kimble J 2-pt, 2004
Kimble A5 (2)
Kimble 2-pt mandola
Kirk F5
Martin A (2)
Martin AK-45
Monteleone F5
Monteleone Grand Artist
National Resophonic
Nugget A
Nugget/Collings Tim O'Brien
Nyberg Cittern
Poe Deluxe PF5, 2008
Prucha F5, 2012
Red Line A-5 VSB
Red Line A-5 VSB Relic
Red Line Traveler
Smart 10 string

Triggs F (3)
Tucker... new price
Unicorn 76... new price (8/25)
Voight A
Weber Absaroka
Weber Big Sky
Weber Bitterroot
Weber Gallatin
Wendler electric solidbody
Weymann mandolute price
Wilson (2)

CASES - please visit our CVG CASES PAGE for new Caltons and Hoffees, plus vintage cases.

Airline Owned by Steve Earle. M
ap-shape solidbody electric mandola. Made in Indonesia; long scale - 18"; tuned by Steve in fifths starting with low B (half-step lower than standard mandola). In a rectangular hardshell case. (inv MN356) $500
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Antoria F model, 1970s. Similar to an Ibanez from the same period.
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Altman F5, 2008.
An excellent F-5 by Bob Altman of Colbert, GA. With speed neck. In a ightweight case.

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Altman F Snakehead, 2010. Bob Altman originally made his mandolin for Mike Marshall with a long scale. After playing it for a while, Marshall changed his mind about long-scale mandolins. Altman relocated the nut to the position of what was originally the first fret, and now the scale is 14 1/4", just 1/4" longer than standard. In a hardshell case. $8,950
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Arches F. Signed by Chris Baird; nice birdseye maple back, speed neck, warm brown-stain finish. In a hardshell case. $3,750
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Brentrup Model 32-S mandola, 2002. A powerful mandola with the three-point body shape of early Gibsons, made by Johannes Brentrup of Minneapolis. West Virginia red spruce top, curly maple back and sides, vase-and-wire headstock inlay, Handel tuners, violin spirit varnish over oil varnish finish. $20,700
Video of Tyler Andal playing the Brentrup.
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BRW MA-H2, 2009. A beautiful A5 model made by Benjamin R. Wilcox. Sunburst varnish finish. With lightweight case. $3,250
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Buckeye F5, 2005. A nice example from Myron Hart of Guysville, OH. In a rectangular hardhsell case. $5,500
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Collings MF5 Deluxe Varnish, 2004. Collings' fanciest model, with engraved tailpiece, elaborate headstock inlay and varnish finish; set up to play, with a speed neck. In a hardshell case, new price.... $8,750
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Collings MF5, 2004.  Flourish headstock inlay, Adirondack spruce with figured maple back and sides all paired with a Black top. A very classy look. With rectangular case. $6,250
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Daley "Hoss" replica, 2007. Sim Daley made this relic'd replica of Sam Bush's famous "Hoss" F-5, but Sam never picked it up, so Adam Steffey played it and won an IBMA award. In a fiberglass case. $21,500
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Daley F5, 2002. Sim Daley almost finished this mandolin before trading it to Dave Harvey (who was then working for the Violin Shop and now heads Gibson's mandolin production). Harvey graduated the top and gave it a natural varnish finish. Key phrase being "graduated the top" for a great sound. In a hardshell case.  $7,500
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Duff F5, 1984. This Sitka-topped A model is Paul Duff's sixth mandolin and one he took with him when he first visited the U.S. in 1984. A later owner sent it back to Duff in Perth, Australia, for a makeover, and Duff recarved the top and back, replaced the fingerboard, and refinished it with French polish. It came out sounding better than ever. In the original wooden case that Duff made for the voyage. $5,500
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Duff F5, new. Flowerpot headstock inlay. In a Presto fiberglass case. $9,000

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Duff A5, new. Adirondack Spruce top with Flamed maple back and sides. With Presto Case. $5,000
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Ellis F5 Special, new. Adirondack top, sugar maple back. Upgrades include gold-plated Waverly tuners, and triple-bound body and headstock. In a Travelite case with built-in hygrometer. (inv MN327) $11,500
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Ellis A Deluxe, new. Adirondack top and beautiful flamed Maple back. James tailpiece with Waverly tuners. Silver hardware.  With hard case. $5,200
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Flatiron 2MC, 1989. Modeled after the Gibson Army Navy mandolins produced around the time of World War I. A flattop with a balanced and toneful sound. Bound top with Flamed Maple back and sides. With hard case. $500
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Forster Irish Bouzouki, 2010. NK Forster, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Carved top with Cocobola back and sides. An extraordinary sounding instrument. With Fiberglass case. $6,500
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The Gaudreau, 2010. Built by Pete Langdell of Rigel Instruments as a replica of Jimmy Gaudreau's '25 Fern. Finish work by John Paganoni. An exceptionally lively instrument. In lightweight case. $10,500
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Giacomel J5. Unique Italian design by Corrado Giacomel of Genoa, championed by David Grisman. Rich tone and unique look. In a hardshell case. $12,500
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Gilchrist Model 3, 2011. A beautiful f-hole A-style mandolin. In a Calton case. 
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Gilchrist Model 4 Junior, 2010. An oval-hole F model with the no-frills treatment of a Junior.  In its original mint green Calton case.
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Gilchrist Model 3 Mandola, 2001. Natural finish with amazing one piece Flamed maple back. Rich and full with amazing balance. With Calton case. $17,500
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Gilchrist Model 4 Mandola, 1998. 17.5" Scale length. Beautiful, vibrant Sunburst finish compliments the Flamed Maple back and sides. With flight case. $
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Gilchrist Model 5, 2006. The standard Gilchrist F-style model, with exquisite tone and impeccable craftsmanship.
In a mint green Calton case.

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Gilchrist Model 5C, 1996. Gilchrist's "classical" model, one of five instruments made for the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, owned and used on NME recordings by Fred Carpenter, later owned by Walter Carter. With a spectacular one-piece back. In a rectangular TKL case. $24,000
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Gilchrist Model 5, 2001. Great sound from being well played, as evidenced by the speed neck in progress; refretted by Steve Swan. In a tweed-covered shaped cse. $19,500
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Givens A. Hard case. $4,500
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Heiden A, 2014. Exquisite tone, sunburst finish. In a Calton case. $6,750
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Henderson F, 2002. Barely played, great sound. In a hard case. $15,000
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Heritage H-50, 1987. Flamed pickguard to match the beautiful flamed Maple back and sides. With hard case. $1,750
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Horner F Distressed, 2004. A beautiful instrument made by Charles 'Gene' Horner out of Rockwood, TN. This is the only one he has every produced with  3-ply top and side binding and the only one he has ever distressed. Speed neck for wonderful playability. With Guardian case. $3,750
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Kay K390 Professional, c1960. "Powerful" hi-fi magnetic pickup. In a soft case.  $500

Kentucky KM675, 2013. All solid woods. Fantastic quality on a budget. With gigbag. $900
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Kimble J, 2004. Two point design. Block inlays and beautiful natural finish. Look at that Flamed Maple. With hard case. $5,250
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Kimble A5, 2009. Natural finish. Exquisite Maple back and sides. With Hard case. $4,750
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Kimble A5, 2006. Great sound and great looks from Will Kimble of Cincinnati. In a hardshell case. $4,500
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Kimble Mandola, new. Will Kimble's two-point design provides a big body for full, rich mandola tone; 16" scale. In a Cedar Creek case. $4,900
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Kirk F5, 1991. The late Marion Kirk of Huntsville, AL, (d. 2010) made some powerful mandolins in the style of Gibson's F-5 (right down to the logo). In a lightweight hard case. SOLD
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Martin A, 1970. Exceptionally fine condition, warmer tone with more sustain than a carved-top model. In a hardshell case. $800
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Martin A, 1981. Beautiful example. With Original owners warranty card and hard case. $750
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Martin AK-45, 1983. Martin never offered their koa A-style with the pearl trim of a Style 45 guitar, so this beauty was custom-ordered by a Martin aficionado to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary. It's the fanciest mandolin ever made by Martin, and the hand-cut pearl headstock logo was a first for Martin. The label is signed by C.F. Martin III and IV. In its original hardshell case. $7,500
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Monteleone F5, 1978. This is instrument No. 20 from John Monteleone, one of the premier makers of archtop guitars. Monteleone's earliest instruments were inspired by Gibson's F-5, and this one delivers all the tone and chop that mandolinists would expect from a classic F-5. In a rectangular Price case. $17,000
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Monteleone Grand Artist. Serial number 44 shows Montelone's transition from Gibosn's influence to his own artistic elements, including the relaxed scroll, wider headstock, smaller pickguard and signature tailpiece. This Grand Artist retains the powerful sound of his earlier F5s. The tuners have been replaced and the original footprints have been drop-filled to make them almost indetectible. In a hardshell case. $23,500
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National Resophonic mandolin. Owned by Steve Earle. Maple top. In its original hardshell case. (inv MN354) $2,250
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Nugget A, late 1970s. This un-numbered A model was the first of Mike Kemnitzer's mandolin to have the Nugget name on the headstock (the headstock veneer has since been replaced). In a rectanglar hardshell case. $7,250
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Nugget/Collings Tim O'Brien, 2006. The collaboration between Mike Kemnitzer (Nugget) and Collings yielded a small number of excellent mandolins. This  is No. 26. In a hardshell case. $7,500
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Cittern, 1997. Owned by Steve Earle. Made by Lawrence Nyberg in Hornby Island, BC. Flat-top, 10 strings, spruce top, 25.5" scale, highly figured maple. In its original hardshell case. (inv MN357) $3,500
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Pava mandolins are made in the shop of Tom Ellis by Pava Knevezic.
Pava Satin Sunburst, new. Nickel Gotoh tuners, Allen tailpiece, brown satin finish. In a hardshell case. $2399
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Pava Satin Amber, new. Nickel Gotoh tuners, Allen tailpiece, satin amber finish. In a hardshell case. $2399
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Pava Player, new. Nickel Gotoh tuners, Allen tailpiece, gloss sunburst finish. In a hardshell case.
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Pava Pro, new. Double-bound top and back, bound fingerboard and headstock, gold-plated Gotohs, James tailpiece. Hard case. SOLD,
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Poe Deluxe PF5, 2008. The figured maple on this instrument is breathtaking. Intricate quilting and flame in the neck, sides, and incredible one piece back. Very balanced sound with beautiful cutting mids. In a Ameritage case. $4,750
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Price Deluxe, 1997. Made by Gary Price of Jones, OK. Powerful cutting sound, beautifully figured maple back. A little misstep with the top finish. We're thinking of putting a black finish on the top - at no extra charge. In a rectangular hardshell case. New price... $4,500
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Prucha F5, 2012. Exquisite wide Flamed maple back paired with tortoise shell binding and Abalone inlays. With fiberglass case. $5,500
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Red Line A-5, new. Made by Steve Smith in Hendersonville, TN. Sienna sunburst finish. $2,250
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Red Line A-5 VSB Relic, new. Years of playing wear built in to this mandolin. $2,250
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Red Line Traveler, new. Spruce top with Claro Walnut. Hard case. $1,000
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Smart 10-string mandolin/mandola, 2009. Fan frets provide a scale length ranging from 14 1/4" to 15 3/4" for the full range or mandolin/mandola tonality. In its original case. $6,500
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Triggs F, 2006. A nice example from renowned archtop guitar and mandolin maker Jim Triggs of Lawrence, KS. In a hardshell case. $6,500
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Triggs F, 1997. An early post-Gibson mandolin from the man who revived Gibson mandolin produciton in the late 1980s. $4,500
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Triggs F, 2010. Satin finish, broken in by Wayne Benson. In a Travelite case. NEW PRICE... $3,650
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Tucker F-5, 1994. Made by Melvin Tucker of Washington, GA. Played by Wayne Benson. One-piece back, replaced tuners. In a rectangular hardshell case. new price.... $9,500
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Unicorn 76, 1976. One of 11 made by Rolfe Gerhardt of Austin, TX (15 were planned but Rolfe only got to 11 before the year was over). Great sound and a rare collectible piece. In a hardshell case. New price (8/25)... $2,850
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Voight A5, 2012. Made by Dan Voight of Nashville, serial number 11. $3,500
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Weber Bitterroot F, 1999. One of the earliest Webers, made in Bozeman, MT. Full sound, "speed" neck (finish removed), Daniel Smith ebony bridge, cast Weber tailpiece. In a rectangular hardshell case. $2,500
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Weber Absoroka, 2008. A nice-sounding and nice-looking A model from the Bozeman, MT, production period. In its original case.

Weber Gallatin F. No binding, no frills, just good tone. Natural finish. In its original hardshell case. $2,250
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Weber Big Sky, 2005. Rich brown stain finish. In its original case.
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Webber F5 Corinne. Made by Ray Webber in the Dearstone mandolin shop. Beautiful curly maple and beautiful tone as well, as indicated by the playing wear on the back of the neck. In a rectangular hardshell case. $4,500
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Wendler electric. Eight strings, unique sculpted body for comfortable playing and light weight; Kent Armstrong magnetic pickup and piezo pickup. In a lightweight hard case. $1,200
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Weymann Mandolute, 1920s. A beautiful instrument with a demure sound; nice curly maple back and sides. In its original hardshell case. New price (8/26)... $1,100
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Craig Wilson of Bakersfield, CA, (host of the Supergrass/Loarfest West in 2006-07) made a splash at 2013 IBMA with his new mandolins. Carter Vintage is happy to offer a pair of Wilson F-5s, both featuring oil varnish finish (12-15 micro-coats of True Oil gunstock oil) and Gotoh tuners.
Wilson F5, sn 008. $4,500
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Wilson F5, sn 009. $4,500
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Zeidler Carrara, 1984. John Zeidler of Philadelphia was one of 21 luthiers asked to contribute to Scott Chinery's Blue Guitar collection in 1998. Sadly, he died four years later of leukemia at age 44. His mandolins were as unique as his guitars, and he made this one in 1984 for his friend John McGann, who took it to Winfield in 1995 and won the National Mandolin Championship. McGann later sold it to Tommy Comeaux, a founding member of the Cajun band Beausoleil. After Comeaux was killed by an epileptic motorist while riding his bicycle, his family sent it to Dave Hussong at Fretware Guitars in Franklin, OH. Larry Nager, a bluegrass mandolinist and music editor for the Cincinnati Enquirer was interviewing Hussong for a feature story, and during a break in the interview he picked up this mandolin. Later, while transcribing the interview, he discovered he had left his tape recorder on, and the sound of the Zeidler brought him back to Fretware to buy it. Nager later received a full-color Zeigler catalog and a pricelist, and they are included with this instrument.  In its original hardshell case. $25,000
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