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Altman F5, 2010
Altman F snakehead
Altman MF5
, 2005
Antoria F
Arches F
Brentrup mandola
BRW MA-H2, 2009
Collings MF5 Deluxe varnish
Collings MF5, 2004
Daley F / Dave Harvey
Dearstone F-5M, 2000
Duff F5, 1984
Duff A5, new
Eastman MD815
Ellis F5, (6)
Ellis A5 (2)
Flatiron 2MC, 1989
Forster Irish Bouzouki, 2010
The Gaudreau, 2010
Giacomel J5
   NEW ARRIVALS and


GIBSONS have their own page

Gilchrist, Daniel... electric
Gilchrist Model 1 (Junior)
Gilchrist Model 2, 1992
Gilchrist Model 3 Mandola
Gilchrist Model 4 Mandola
Gilchrist Model 5, 1982
Gilchrist Model 5, new
Gilchrist Model 5c
Gilchrist Model 5 Jr., 2010
Givens A
Henderson F, 2002
Henderson F-5 (2) New Price
Heritage H-50, 1987
Horner F Distressed, 2004
NEW PRICES in

Heiden F, 1999
Heiden A
Iwamoto
Kentucky KM675, 2013
Kimble BB25, 2008
Kimble A5 (2)
Martin AK-45
Monteleone F5
Monteleone Grand Artist
National Resophonic
Newson F5, 2013
Nugget A
Nyberg Cittern
Pava
Phoenix Bluegrass, 2003
Poe Deluxe PF5, 2008
Price   
Prucha F5, 2012, new price
Red Line A-5 VSB Relic
Red Line A-5 Autumnburst

BOLDFACE

Summit F-100S
Triggs F (2)
Tucker... new price
Unicorn 76... new price (8/25)
Voight A
Weber F5 and Bitterroot
Webber
Wilson (2)
Zeidler Carrara

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. $1,250
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Altman F5, 2010.
A beautiful Mandolin from Bob Altman. Powerful sound throughout the spectrum. With rectangular hard case. (inv MN493)
$13,500

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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 Bob Altman originally made his mandolin for Mike Marshall with a long scale.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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Altman MF5, 2005. Beautiful wood pickguard and figured Maple. Another powerhouse from Altman. 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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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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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, SOLD
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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 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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Dearstone F-5M, 2000. Beautifully crafted F style mandolin built by Ray Dearstone, out of Blountville, TN. With fiberglass case. $5,500
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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. SOLD





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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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Eastman MD815, new. Solid Adironadack top, with Solid Maple back and sides. Lacquer finish. With case. $1,600
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Ellis F5, 2007. Thin fern. Extra pickguard included. One piece Maple back. With hard case. $10,250
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Ellis F5, 2008. One piece Maple back. Beautiful fern headstock. With white/blue Calton case. $10,500
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Ellis F5 Special, new. Adirondack top, maple back. Upgrades include gold-plated Waverly tuners, and triple-bound body and headstock. In a rectangular superior case. (inv MN480) $11,600
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Ellis A5 Deluxe, new. Adirondack top and beautiful flamed Maple back. Features a James tailpiece and Waverly tuners. With shaped hard case. (inv MN446) $5,200
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Ellis F5 Special, new. One piece Maple back. Triple bound top, sides and headstock. With rectangular case. (inv MN515) $11,500
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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
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. $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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Daniel Gilchrist solidbody electric mandolin, new. Made in Steve Gilchrist's shop by his son Daniel. Maple neck-thru construction. Available in 5-string or 8 string configuration. In a hardshell case. $3,750
Steve Earle bought the first. Check out the video.
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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 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. $18,750
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Gilchrist Model 3, new. Wide nut width. Features a beautifully figured one piece maple back. Complex sound.
SOLD
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Gilchrist Model 5, new. Wide nut width. With Short Fern headstock inlay and one piece Maple back. An exquisite instrument with balance from top to bottom. $22,725 with 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 Jr. (Model 1), 2009. Beautifully figured one piece Maple back. Strap button added. With white calton case. $7,000
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Gilchrist Model 5 Jr., 2010. Absolutely gorgeous figured Maple in Steve's 'Jr.' treatment. Powerful sound. With lightweight case. $15,250
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Givens A. Hard case. $4,500
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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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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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Henderson F-5. Wayne's replica of a Gibson F-5 mandolin, down the the logo. A powerful and focused mandolin. With Mark Leaf case with cover. $13,500
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Henderson F-5. Huge sound out of this one. Beautiful light sunburst finish. With rectangular case. $13,500
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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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Kimble BB25, 2008. Based on Butch Baldassari's 1925 F-5. With Calton case. $11,500
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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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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 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 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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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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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.
$2,849
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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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Phoenix Bluegrass, 2003. 2 point design. Timeless Timber bridge base. With fiberglass case. $2,500
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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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Red Line A-5 VSB Relic, new. Years of playing wear built in to this mandolin. $2,250
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Red Line A-5. Autumnburst finish. $2,250


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. SOLD
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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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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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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. With original case. $2,350
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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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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, 1982. Made by the late John Zeidler of Philadelphia. With hard case. $17,500
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