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GIBSON A (1919) 14 Photos
VG-EC except needs work (dress frets, repair top crack near fingerboard, glue open side seam, replace missing pickguard hardware. setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), Sheraton brown finish, ivoroid-bound spruce top, birch back and sides, mahogany neck, 20 fret ebony fingerboard, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons, rope-pattern soundhole rosette, ebony bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard, "The Gibson" engraved tailpiece, back has been removed and reinstalled at some point, ~1-7/32" nut, 14" scale, with modern shaped HSC (black lining) (SN:53605)
90U-6546 $985.00 buy

GIBSON A-3 (1918) 13 Photos
VGC+, natural satin refinish, double bound body, carved spruce top, multi ring rosette, birch back and sides, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, dot inlays, 20 frets, compensated bridge, engraved tailpiece cover, white pickguard, headstock overlay features logo and floral inlay, 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons, sold AS-IS (needs back / side seam reglue, binding repair / replace, light fret work, strings, set up, etc.), 1-5/16" nut, 13-7/8" scale, with OHSC (SN:44980)
90U-6008 $1,285.00 buy

GIBSON A-4 (1913) 14 Photos
EC- except needs some work (glue loose top brace, glue loose binding on fingerboard and back near endblock, heat press neck, replace cracked bridge top, dress frets, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), double bound A body, black finish on spruce top, bound oval soundhole, multi-ring rosette, red-stained finish on maple sides and one-piece back, mahogany neck (some previous repair work at heel) bound ebony fretboard, dot inlays, 24 frets, "The Gibson" on tailpiece, ebony bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard, headstock overlay features fleur-de-lis and logo inlays, 4-on-a-plate tuners with Handel buttons, 1-3/16" nut, 14" scale, with OHSC (red lining) (SN:14304)
90U-5956 $1,850.00 buy

HARMONY M-100 (c.1980) 14 Photos
EC, sunburst finish, double bound teardrop body, spruce top, f holes, maple back and sides, maple neck, bound rosewood fretboard, zero fret, dot inlays, 20 frets, adjustable wood bridge, headstock features logo decal, 4-on-a-plate tuners, import model, sold AS-IS (needs bridge adjustment, strings, setup, etc.), 1-1/4" nut, 14" scale, with SSC
90U-6499 $165.00 buy

MARTIN 2-15 (1953) 12 Photos
VGC except open top crack and some light overspray (entire instrument), double bound teardrop body, sunburst finish on carved spruce top, tone bar bracing, f holes, dark natural finish on flame maple sides, (arched) back and neck, ebony fretboard, dot markers, 22 frets, clamshell tailpiece, wood bridge, dark (DARK) tortoise plastic pickguard, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, 4-on-a-plate tuners, sold AS-IS (needs top crack addressed, bridge adjustment, strings, set up, etc.), 1-3/16" nut, 13-3/4" scale, with NO CASE (SN:21262)
90U-6270 $885.00 buy

MARTIN STYLE 4 BOWL BACK (1904) 12 Photos
VGC except repaired headstock, entire instrument oversprayed, bent spruce top, abalone top trim and rosette, Brazilian rosewood skirt, 30 Brazilian rosewood ribs, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, style 4 inlay pattern,, 20 frets, classic tailpiece, ebony bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard features floral inlay, headstock (with cutout) features Brazilian rosewood overlay, 4-in-a-can tuners, sold AS-IS (needs top braces reglued, fret work, strings, set up, etc.), 1-1/8" nut, 13" scale, NO CASE. From the Martin records we find that this particular mandolin was originally owned by O.F. Bitting (later known for his "Bitting Special" mandolins made by Martin). Bitting was a music teacher in nearby (to Martin) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and over the next ten or so years the mandolin was repaired several times by Martin. (SN:1479)
90U-6487 $1,100.00 buy

MICHAEL KELLY LEGACY FS MANDOLIN (2006) 12 Photos
EC except needs work (dress frets, fit bridge to top, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), tobacco sunburst finish, carved spruce top, maple back and sides, maple neck with abalone block inlaid rosewood fingerboard and scooped extension, bound body, neck and peghead, gold Grover tuners, adjustable ebony bridge, gold tailpiece, fancy peghead inlay, crafted in Korea, 1-5/32" nut width, 13-7/8" scale, NO CASE (SN:06040094)
90U-6551 $435.00 buy

NATIONAL TRIOLIAN (1937) 11 Photos
EC- except needs work (dress frets, shim cone for coverplate clearance, replace broken case handle, restring and set up, etc. - sold AS-IS), painted-on wood grain finish, pear-shaped metal body, sunburst finished neck, ivoroid-bound 18-fret rosewood fingerboard, dot inlays, 1-1/4" nut width, ~15" scale, original biscuit bridge and 9-1/2" cone, matching wood grain painted sieve coverplate, nickel tailpiece, "NATIONAL" etched headstock overlay, 4-on-a-plate tuners with white plastic buttons, with shaped OHSC, price reduced (SN:A4158)
90U-5341 $1,500.00 buy

UP-TO-DATE 12-STRING BOWL BACK MANDOLIN (c.1900) 12 Photos
EC- except needs much work (reglue top braces, reset neck, clean, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), bent spruce top with oval soundhole and inset pickguard (vine inlays and overlapping "UTD"logo), 11 ribs alternating in mahogany and rosewood, rosewood skirt, twelve strings, mahogany neck joins body at the 10th fret, 17-fret rosewood fingerboard, pearl dot at 10th fret, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, 6-on-a-plate open-gear tuners with metal buttons, wood top purfling, ebony bridge, clamshell tailpiece, ~13" scale, 1-9/32" nut width, inside label reads "This is Guaranteed to be a Genuine / Up-To-Date / Mandolin / MANUFACTURED ESPECIALLY FOR THE / UP-TO-DATE MUSIC CO., / 539 PEARL STREET, CLEVELAND, OHIO.," labor of love project or cool wall hanger! NO CASE
90U-6489 $200.00 buy

VEGA BUTTERFLY BOWL BACK (1890's) 12 Photos
VGC except multiple repaired top cracks, spruce top, abalone rosette (area on far bass side is missing), Brazilian rosewood skirt, 21 Brazilian rosewood ribs, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, dot inlays, 20 frets, snazzy tailpiece, ebony bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard features butterfly inlay, headstock (with cutout) features Brazilian rosewood overlay, 4-in-a-can tuners, sold AS-IS (needs fret work, strings, set up, etc.), 1-1/16" nut, 13" scale, NO CASE
90U-6490 $200.00 buy

VEGA CUSTOM BOWL BACK (1890's) 13 Photos
VG-EC but could use work to make it fully playable, Brazilian rosewood skirt and 26 ribs, spruce top with fancy marquetry around top plus fancily engraved rosette and exceptionally fancy pearl inlaid and engraved butterfly in pickguard, ebony fretboard and headstock inlay with fancy engraved inlays, inlays possibly done by Boston master engraver Icilio Consalvi, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivory buttons and fancy engraved covers, stamped "VEGA" in an oval on back of headstock, inside label says "MADE BY / THE VEGA CO / BOSTON, MASS U.S.A.", with remnant of original leather case (case bleeds color - exercise care), sold AS-IS (call for details), price reduced
90U-6243 $875.00 buy

W.A. COLE IMPERIAL STYLE G BOWL BACK (c.1905-1910) 15 Photos
VG-EC but could use some work, Brazilian rosewood skirt and 27 ribs, spruce top with fancy pearl-tortoise marquetry around top plus fancily inlaid rosette and floral pearl and abalone inlay in tortoise pickguard, ebony fretboard and headstock inlay with fancy engraved inlays by Boston master engraver Icilio Consalvi, 4-in-a-line tuners with ivory buttons and nickel plated half covers, maker's plate on back of headstock says "IMPERIAL MANDOLIN / PATENTED MAY 19, 1891 / W.A. COLE MAKER / BOSTON, MASS.", back and neck appear oversprayed or possibly refinished, sold AS-IS (call for details, with OSSC (very worn), price reduced
90U-6242 $950.00 buy

WEYMANN MANDOLUTE MODEL 30 (1923) 14 Photos
VGC+ except needs work (dress frets, reglue back crack, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), 9-1/4" body width, teardrop shape, repaired top and back cracks plus some pick-wear, R faded natural finish curved spruce top and figured 2-piece maple neck, rims, and curved back (small repaired headstock crack, stable), 17-fret ebony fingerboard with dot inlays (refretted), non-original ebony bridge, tortoise plastic pickguard set into top, rope pattern top binding, engraved nickel tuning machine cover plates and tailpiece cover, ivoroid tuner buttons, gold "WEYMANN - KEYSTONE STATE - MANDOLUTE" decal on back of peghead, Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay, 1-3/16" nut width ~13-3/4" scale, NO CASE
90U-6407 $735.00 buy



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