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Altman M-F5, 2004
Altman M-F5, 2005
Altman Loar Series F5, 2011
Antoria F
Arches F
Arnold Cross
Bigsby 5 String Mandolin, 1953
Brentrup mandola
Brentrup V-8, 2010
BRW MA-H2, 2009
BRW MA-H2, 2008
BRW F5,
Campanella Mandocello
Collings MT
Collings MT2 O V, 2010
Collings MT2 O
Daley F / Dave Harvey
Duff F5, 1984
Duff F5, 2014
Duff H5, 2009
Duff H5
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Ellis F-5, 2013
Fender Mandocaster. (2)

Forster Irish Bouzouki, 2010
The Gaudreau, 2010 new price
Giacomel J5
   NEW ARRIVALS and


GIBSONS have their own page

Gilchrist 3 Octave, 2001
Gilchrist 4 Octave, 2001
Gilchrist 4 Octave,
Gilchrist 5 Octave, 1997
Gilchrist Model 2, 1992
Gilchrist Model 3, 2011
Gilchrist Model 4 Mandola
Gilchrist Model 5, 1982
Gilchrist Model 5, 1980
Gilchrist Model 5c
Gilchrist 5C Mandola
Gilchrist 5 Artist, 2002
Gilchrist 5 Artist Mandola, 2002
Givens A
Heritage H-50, 1987
Horner F Distressed, 2004
Heiden F, new
Heiden F, 1999
Iwamoto
NEW PRICES in

Lyon & Healy A, early 1920s Kentucky KM675, 2013
Martin AK-45
Martin 2-15, 1951
Martin A, 1934
Monteleone Grand Artist new price
Mowry F5
National Resophonic
Newson F5, 2013
Nugget H5, 1991
Nyberg Cittern
Old Wave A
Pava
Pomeroy A, 2009
Poe Deluxe PF5, 2008
Price   
Prucha F5, 2012, new price
Ratcliff White Angel, 2003
Rattlesnake K-2 Mandocello, 2004
Red Line A-5 VSB Relic
Red Diamond A (Vintage 25), 2015
BOLDFACE

Sucek F, .
Summit A-100S
Summit F-100S
Summit F-200S
Triggs F
Tim May Octave. 2014
Voight A
Weber Bitterroot
Weber Gallatin, 2011
Wilson
Zeidler Carrara

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



Antoria F model, 1970s. Similar to an Ibanez from the same period. $1,250
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Altman M-F5, 2004. This is Bob Altman's 7th mandolin and features a stunning red burst, varnish finish, and wood pickguard.  Comes with hard case. $7,750
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Altman Loar Series F5, 2011. Another great sounding f-style from Bob Altman. Comes with lite case.  $13,500
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Altman M-F5, 2005. This mandolin feature a nice flamed maple back under a tobacco burst finish. Comes with hard case. $6,750
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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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Arnold Cross, new. Beautiful f-style mandolin, built by Arnold Cross in Smyrna, TN. Great hand built mandolin at a great price. Comes with hard case. $2,000
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Bigsby 5 String Mandolin, 1953. A rare piece made by the legendary Paul Bigsby. This mandolin was originally built for Glenn Tarver, a California fiddle player. After a decade of limited use, Traver sold the mandolin to his former bandmate, the renowned western swing musician, Tiny Moore. This is the last of 7 Bigsby mandolins that were made.  $40,000
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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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Brentrup V-8, 2010. This original Brentrup design features a blackburst over a beautiful flamed red maple back. The mandolin has CF tone tube, tapered ribs, and a spirit violin varnish over oil violin varnish. Comes with hard case $18,500
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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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BRW MA-H2,
2008. A model, natural spruce top over a beautiful maple back and sides. Comes with lightweight case. $3,500
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BRW F5. Nice sounding f-style. significant amount of wear giving it a nice aged look. Comes with hard case. $4,500
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Campanella Mandocello. Built by Joseph Campanella Cleary of Burlington, VT, two-point body, violin edges and finish, hard case $10,250
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Collings MT, This A style features an Englemann spruce top and a one piece maple back. Gloss top and a satin back and sides. $2,350
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Collings MT2 O V, 2010. This oval hole A style features an Adirondack spruce top over a premium figured maple back and sides. This mandolin also features a varnish finish, which is a softer finish making for a more resonant instrument. Comes with original case. $3,750
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Collings MT2 O. oval hole, natural finish, original case. $3,350
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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 H5, new. Comes with Presto case $9,500
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Duff H5, 2009. Another remarkable instrument from the Austrialian builder, Paul Duff. This mandola was broken in by the award winning mandolinist, Mike Compton. 15 3/4" scale. presto case $8,500
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Duff F5, 2014. A beautifully crafted F5 from Paul Duff. Comes with Presto case. $8,250
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Ellis F-5, 2013.  Ellis mandolins are crafted in Austin, TX. by a small team led by Tom Ellis. From the aesthetics to the sound, this mandolin is phenomenal. Comes with rectangular case. $10,500
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Fender Mandocaster.  1963. There is something undeniably great about early 60s fenders and this mando is no exception. Comes with case. $2,350
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Fender Mandocaster.  1966. Awesome electric mandolin. no neck date, pots early 1966, original case $2,500
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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
Check out the video featuring Tyler Andal
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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. new price......$8,000
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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 5, 1982. Steve Gilchrist was really hitting his stride by the time and it is very apparent in this particular mandolin. Wonderfully rich and loud tone. It has been refretted. With hard case. $18,000
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Gilchrist Model 2, 1992. Lovely red sunburst. Great sound projection out of the oval sound hole. With hard case.
$8,500
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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. $18,750
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Gilchrist Model 3, 2011. Another remarkable instrument from Steve Gilchrist. Radiused fingerboard, tone bar bracing, Comes with Calton Case. $15,500
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Gilchrist 4 Octave, 2001. Stunning Oval hole F octave. Comes with a Calton case. $19,500
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Gilchrist Model 5, 1980. October 1980, finish checking, pickwear through finish under guard, X-braced, flat raiused fingerboard, TKL hard case $17,500
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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 3 Octave, 2001. Beautiful A style octave featuring a sunburst finish. Comes with Calton Case. $16,500
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 Gilchrist 4 Octave. 19" scale, radiused fingerboard, 1 7/32" nut width. red sunburst finish, lightweight case $18,000
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Gilchrist 5 Artist Mandola, 2002. birdseye maple back and neck, radiused fingerboard, parallel braces, 1 3/16" nut width, block inlays, natural finish, Calton case. $18,500
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Gilchrist 5 Artist, 2002. birdseye maple back and neck, radiused fingerboard, parallel braces, 1 3/16" nut width, block inlays, natural finish, Calton case $18,500
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Gilchrist 5 Octave. 1997. The top of the line octave. Steve Gilchrist's remarkable craftsmanship is on full display on this one. Comes with hard case  $21,500
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Gilchrist 5C Mandola. The Gilchrist "classical" models have appointments that are simple but yet elegant. The natural finish showcases the beautiful flamed maple back and sides. This mandola is X braced and has a 16 3/4" scale length. Comes with Calton Case. $20,000
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Givens A. Hard case. $4,500
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Heiden F, New. A loud, woody, remarkable sounding mandolin. Comes with Calton Case. $19,000
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Heiden F, 1999. Extremely flamed Maple back and sides with a beautifully carved top. A powerful, bright tone. With hard case. $12,500
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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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Iwamoto, new. Made in Tokyo. With lightweight case. $5,500
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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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Lyon & Healy A, early 1920s. Beautiful craftsmanship on this oval hole mandolin  $4,500
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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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Martin 2-15, 1951. Cool old Martin mandolin. Refinished, replacement bridge, comes with hard case $950
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Martin A, 1934. Interesting A style mandolin from the 30's. Deep body, mahogany back and sides, creased spruce top. Oval sound hole  $850
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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. new price......$19,500
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Mowry F5,  Built in Bend, Oregon by Andrew Mowry. This mandolin features an Engelmann Spruce top over a stunning maple back and sides with a varnish finish. Comes with a Travelite case. $7,800
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National mandolin. Owned by Steve Earle. Maple top. In its original hardshell case. (inv MN354) $2,250
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Newson F5, 2013. Adirondack top. Hand rubbed varnish style finish. With hard case. $6,500
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Nugget H5, 1991. The matching mandola to the '91 F5. This Nugget features a beautiful 1 piece maple back with a satin finish.  Comes with a hard case. $25,000
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Nyberg 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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Old Wave A.  Built by Bill Bussmann of Caballo, New Mexico. Comes with hard case. $2,250
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Pava mandolins are made in the shop of Tom Ellis by Pava Knevezic.

Pava Player, new. Another great sounding A style from Pava. Nickel hardware. Comes with fiberglass case.  $2,849
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Pava Player Oval, new. Wonderful oval hole a style. Comes with hard case. $3,149
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Pomeroy A, 2009. Natural Finish. Comes with hard case. $1,750
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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. new price (1/9/16) $5,000
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Ratcliff White Angel, 2003. natural finish, angel on headstock, lightweight case $3,000
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Rattlesnake K-2 Mandocello, 2004. Beautiful sounding instrument. Comes with 6-string saddle and nut for guitar conversion $11,000
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Red Diamond A(Vintage 25), 2015. Constructed with torrefied woods. Torrefaction is a process of baking the wood in an oxygen free environment to artificially age the wood. This makes for an instrument that is open and responsive from day one. Comes with Calton Case $7,800
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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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Sucek F,
2006. Built by Pavel Sucek in the Czech Republic. Beautiful instrument. Comes with travelite case $3,000.
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Summit A-100S, 2001. Another great mandolin from Paul Schneider out of Hartsville, TN. Comes with hard case. $1,250
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Summit F-100S, new. Paul Schneider out of Hartsville, TN. Bound top with a beautiful gloss finish. With travelite case. $3,250
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Summit F-200S, new.
Paul Schneider out of Hartsville, TN. Bound top, back, and headstock. Satin sunburst finish. With travelite case. $3,950
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Tim May Octave.
2014. This octave mandolin was built by Tim May here in Nashville, Tennessee. Comes with lite case. $3,850
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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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Voight A5, 2012. Made by Dan Voight of Nashville, serial number 11. $3,500
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Weber Bitterroot. With original case. $2,350
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Weber Gallatin, 2011. A nice sounding mandolin with an understated elegance. Hand made in Bend, OR. and features a solid spruce top over a flamed maple back and sides. Comes with original case. $2,250
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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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Zeidler Carrara, 1982. Made by the late John Zeidler of Philadelphia. With hard case. $17,500
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