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Archive of Recently Sold Older and Vintage Instruments

Guitars | Banjos | Ukuleles | Mandolins | Dulcimers | Odds & Ends

Our archive list includes a selection of vintage and previously owned instruments that we have sold. We do not keep records of selling prices.

Banjos

Make/Model
Year
Condition
Description
Case
Price
Banjos
A. E. Smith openback banjo "Signet" model
c. 1976
Exc.
A very nicely made "simple" banjo from a small maker. Birdseye maple rim and maple neck with cherry overlay.
HSC
SOLD
Alvarez Tenor Banjo - Minstrel model
c. late 1970s
     
SOLD
Aristocrat Special by Paramount
?
Exc.
Tenor banjo with wood veneer marquetry, ceramic overlay
OHSC
SOLD
Avalon Banjo-Ukulele
1920s
VG
A very nice playing and sounding banjo uke. It has all the original brackets, a nice heavy tone ring and a calf skin head. A small plaque on the dowel stick says "Henry Stadimair Co. Inc."
OHSC
SOLD
Bacon 5-String Resonator Banjo
c. 1935
Good
This is a real time capsule from the 30's. This baby is from the era when mother of toilet seat was considered the height of elegance, and this one is a groovy green color. We have not seen a Bacon that looks quite like this, but it has a nice tone and it is quite heavy, leading to some very bluegrass-y sustain.
used HSC (not original)
SOLD
Bacon FF Professional banjo
c. 1910
Serial #134
Exc.
(w. new neck)
With reproduction neck (nicely done) - also comes with the original neck, which has a slight twist. We think it would work fine for a clawhammer player.
newer HSC
SOLD
Bart Reiter 6 string banjo
c.1989
VG
Here is a pretty rare item. A six string banjo from master craftsman Bart Reiter. It has a raised brass tonering that gives is a very punchy tone. Overall it is in great condition and plays great.
OHSC

SOLD

Cedar Mountain Openback Banjo
c. 2009
Exc.
This banjo was built by Lo Gordon of Brevard, N.C. This model is the J200 and it features a cherry neck and maple pot. It has a rolled brass tone ring and an upgraded Dobson heel. It also has a scooped neck and a 5th string spike at the 7th fret. A very nice, plunky, clean old time banjo.
nice case

SOLD

Deering B-6 Six-String Banjo

c.1997
Exc.
This is a six-string version of the Deering Boston model. The action is great and it is in excellent condition. To say this instrument is loud would not do it justice! It sounds great when finger picked.
OHSC
SOLD
Deering "Boston" banjo
c.2007
Exc.
This is one of Deering's more affordable model 5-string banjos, and this one is in great shape. It shows very little playing wear at all and is set up for optimal bluegrass pickin'.
OHSC
+ 3 books

SOLD
Deering Boston
6-string banjo
c.1997
   
feather-lite case
SOLD
Deering "Deluxe" Resonator banjo
c. 1980
Exc.
A very good sounding bluegrass banjo. It has one very clean repair by the headstock on the back of the neck.
Newer Deering HSC
SOLD
Deering "Sierra" banjo
c.2002
   
OHSC & gig bag
SOLD
Dobson "Lyre" banjo
c. late 1800s
VG
A very lovely 5-string banjo with beautiful inlays of German silver, brasss and abalone.
Has a nice old case but probably not original.
nice old case
SOLD

Faribanks Senator
Number 1 with Reproduction Neck

c. 1899
Authentic 1899 pot. Reproduction neck.
HSC
SOLD
Fairbanks Whyte Laydie 5-String Banjo, #7 c.1902
Exc.
"Pre-fire" banjo, original with several exceptions.
Plays great, sounds "sparkling." Call for further information.
HSC
SOLD
Gibson banjo-mandolin MB-3
c. 1922
Exc.
This is a real beauty! All original including tailpiece, pickguard, trap door, and arm rest. For a short period, Gibson made a "moccasin" headstock, and this baby's got it! Plays great, sounds unreal!
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard banjo
c.2000
   
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson Earl Scruggs "Golden Deluxe" Banjo
c. 2006
Exc.
This is a gorgeous piece of Gibson workmanship and a fitting tribute to Earl. It has a beautifully flamed neck and resonator. It is fitted with satin finished gold hardware with lovely engraving. There is some light pick wear on the head and a touch of wear on the arm rest but other than that it basically looks brand new. There is a Shubb gold plated 5th string capo that has been professionally installed. It is set up perfectly, plays like a dream and rings like a …. well, like an Earl Scruggs Golden Deluxe.
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson RB-250 "Bowtie" banjo
mid-60s
VG
This classic Gibson banjo was appraised via photographs by George Gruhn in 2008. He said the serial number (4-2664-250 or 4-2464-250) would indicate 1954 but the placement of the serial number and other features of the banjo are more consistent with a mid-60's Gibson. It has a replacement tailpiece and 5th string tuner. It has a flathead tone ring – and a wonderful, full sound.
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson RB-250
c. 1974-
1975
Exc.
Here's a classic from the seventies. Great tone and playability. It has a fifth string capo and Scruggs tuners already installed, so it's ready for a gig as soon as you take it home.  
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson UB Trap Door
Ukulele Banjo
c.1925
VG
This instrument was the first model banjo uke that Gibson ever made. It has a 9-inch head, and it looks all original except for the tailpiece and the bridge. It even has all the hardware for the trap door. Sadly, somewhere in its long life it has lost its case.
no case
SOLD
Gold Tone OB-250 Banjo
c. 2006
Exc.
This banjo is in like-new condition except for some pick marks on the head. The current list price for a new one of these with the case is $1,460, so this is a good deal on a good banjo.
OHSC
SOLD
John Hartford Openback Banjo by Deering
c. 1996
Exc.
This is a great-sounding old time banjo in great shape. It has a grenadillo tone ring which gives it a nice clean bright tone. A new fifth string nut has been added to raise the level of that string to the same level as the others. The name "Antoinette" has been tastefully inlaid at the 21st fret. The name of the banjo or the name of the owner?
OHSC
SOLD
"The Luscomb" by Thompson & Odell
c. early 1900's
VG
This banjo is from the Golden Era of banjo building that was centered in Boston in the early 1900's. It has a 26 1/2" scale and an 11 1/2" pot. It has a thin wooden tone ring that is set into the metal pot which gives it a very pleasing tone. Very cool friction pegs on the 4 main strings with a replacement tuner for the 5th string. The heel has been cracked and repaired sometime in its life and it looks very sound. It also has a nicely carved tailpiece.
New gig bag
SOLD
Luscomb Banjeaurine
c. 1890s
VG
If you want to win the "Cutest Banjo At The Jam" Award, just show up with this little beauty. It has a 13-inch pot and a 19-7/8 scale length. The pot is all metal, but it has a delicate wooden tone ring inlaid into the rim.

This banjo is from the heyday of banjo orchestras and it's a gas to play. The metal plaque on the stick reads "The Luscomb Banjo, Patented August 28, 1888, 523 Washington St., Boston." Way cool!
newer
HSC
SOLD
Ode long-neck banjo
late 1960s
   
OHSC
SOLD
Ode Long-Neck banjo with Washburn pot
c.1962 or 1963
VG
A very interesting long-neck from the heyday of folk banjos. This was made from a long-neck built by the folks at Ome banjo (in those days it was Ode banjo). This neck was wedded to a very nice Washburn pot. It has a Bacon-like tone ring and this thing sounds very good - a cleaner tone than many long-neck banjos that we've seen.
No case
SOLD
Ome Custom Sweetgrass Openback banjo
New
New
Has a 12" pot that is capped on the back with ebony and tortoise. The neck is inlaid with the "sweetgrass" motif and is scooped and already has spikes on the 7th and 9th frets. This is a wonderful old time banjo.
HSC
SOLD
Ome Jubilee Deluxe
New
New
12" maple rim
Minstrel headstock
Great sound.
HSC
SOLD
Ome Jubilee Resonator banjo
c.2007
Exc.
A great resonator banjo from our good friends just up the road in Boulder, Ome Banjo Company. This instrument is like new and has a nice bright tone.
OHSC
SOLD
Ome Juniper banjo
c. 1994
Exc.
Comes with original hard shell case
OHSC
SOLD

Ome Juniper banjo
New
New
Rolled brass tone ring
HSC
SOLD
Ome "Old Time Juniper" banjo
Like new
Like new
Almost an exact copy of the new Juniper we are selling. This one was purchased last September and is in new condition.
HSC
SOLD
Ome Old Time Juniper
New
New
12" maple pot, mahogany and ebony scooped neck, tortoise binding, fifth string spikes.
HSC
SOLD
Ome Otis Taylor
c.TBD
Exc.
Here is an Ome banjo that looks almost new. A recent project of well known blues artist "Recapturing the Banjo," a CD he did with Corey Harris, Keb' Mo', Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. This special model banjo was made by Ome to help commemorate that project - a great sounding banjo with a 12" maple pot and special inlays on the mahogany neck and headstock. It has a light reddish brown oil finish, Ome's "old time" tone ring, and a renaissance head for a dynamite sound.
OHSC
SOLD
Ome Phoenix banjo
New
New
Curly maple neck, bright sound, and a great case
HSC
SOLD
Ome Resonator banjo, Model XX ("Double X")
c. 1979
VG+
This is a very good sounding bluegrass banjo built by our good friend Chuck Ogsbury back in the late seventies. It has very little wear on it and is in great playing shape. It has a mahogany neck and resonator and a rosewood fingerboard. A homegrown Colorado classic.
OHSC
SOLD
Ome Silver Monarch banjo
c.2009
EXC
Another wonderful banjo from the folks up in Boulder; nicely flamed maple with a plum sunburst finish.
It looks like it has barely been played.
OHSC
SOLD
Ome Tupelo Banjo
2012
Exc.
It is an Ome. It is a Tupelo. It is an Ome Tupelo.
OHSC
SOLD

Orpheum Style #1 Tenor Resonator Banjo

c.1920s
Exc.
A 17-fret tenor from the HeyDay of banjodom. It has recently been refurbished with new geared tuners (the original pegs are in the case), a new head, a new bridge, and a set up. The resonator appears to be an after market add-on made by Lyon and Healy, but it fits very nicely.
OSSC
SOLD
Otis Taylor model banjo by Ome
New
New
Otis Taylor is a well-known composer and blues musician, best known for his style of music called "trance blues". He has been coming into the Denver Folklore Center since he was a young teenager and is good friends with our proprietor, Harry Tuft. A recent project of Otis's is "Recapturing the Banjo", a CD he did with Corey Harris, Keb' Mo', Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. This special model banjo was made by Ome to help commemorate that project. It is a great sounding banjo with a 12" head and special inlays on the neck and headstock. It has a deep wine-colored finish and is made of highly-figured maple. It has Ome's "old time" tone ring and has a renaissance head for a dynamite sound.  
HSC
SOLD
c. 1976
OHSC
SOLD
Stelling "Sunflower"
5-string banjo
c.1994
VG+
We rarely see Stellings in our neck of the woods, so we're always happy when we can offer one for sale. This one has Scruggs tuners and four spikes already installed. It plays perfectly and just has normal wear for a fifteen-year-old banjo.
OHSC
SOLD
"Lady Stewart" banjo by S.S. Stewart
c. late 1800s
Exc.
You talk about a cute little banjo... this is it! The pot is 9-1/4", and the scale length is 22-3/4". It looks like it had some geared tuners on it at some point, and the footprints are still visible. It has the more age-appropriate friction pegs on it now. A fabulous little banjo to sit with and strum in a comfy rocker.
newer HSC
SOLD
S.S. Stewart "Special Banjo"
c. 1893
VG+
Here's an oldie and a goodie. This banjo goes all the way back to 1893.
It has a 10-1/2 inch head and a
25- 1/2 inch scale length. It has very good action and is real fun to play. It even has a real nifty leg rest (no, it's not an arm rest). This is the cutest banjo we've seen in quite a while.
almost new HSC
SOLD
"The Tradesman" by Kevin Enoch
c.2008
Exc.
This is the 12-inch fretted version of "The Tradesman" from the shop of Kevin Enoch. Two cool things about it: it has a calfskin head (that sounds great) and it comes with a nice hard-shell case (they usually come with a gig bag).
HSC
SOLD
Vega tenor banjo
c. 1925
  "Little Wonder" - new tuners, new fingerboard
OHSC
SOLD
Vega Vegaphone with reproduction Mike Ramsey neck
c.1926
EXC
Here is a unique instrument. The pot is from a Vega plectrum banjo. It is the same tone ring and pot assembly that would be called a "Tubaphone" if it had been born with a 5 string neck. The neck is a beautiful reproduction of a Vega neck of that era built by Mike Ramsey of Chanterelle banjos. He chose some gorgeously flamed maple and built a neck that is fitting for such an esteemed pot.
newer HSC

SOLD

Whyte Laydie handcrafted openback banjo
Exc.

Stew-Mac Whyte Laydie pot
Handmade neck of padauk
Orpheum style headstock
Nice sounding, nice playing

No case
SOLD
1920s Whyte Laydie banjo with repro. neck
1920s
Exc.

A Whyte Laydie pot from the 1920s (SN 72831) with a wonderful reproduction neck by Wyatt Fawley of Pennsylvania.
This is a Style 2 neck with a lovely engraved Gryphon headstock.
Has a nice bright tone.
10 15/16" renaissance head.

HSC
SOLD
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Abbreviations:  HSC = hard shell case   OHSC = original hard shell case   SSC = soft shell case

Ukuleles

Make/Model
Year
Condition
Description
Case
Price
Ukuleles
Aloha Royal soprano uke
c.1960s
Exc.
An all-solid mahogany uke with a pretty voice. It has a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Plays great - sweet sound.
Gig bag
SOLD
Favilla baritone uke
c. 1950s
Exc.
A sweet looking and sounding baritone from the last heyday of ukes. This baby is all original, has no cracks and shows very little playing wear. There are a few small dings including one ear the endblock. The action is great and the tone is deep and woody.
newer SSC
SOLD
Frisco Uke
New
New
This uke is made by the Marc Silber Guitar Co. of Berkeley.
It has a solid spruce top and solid Spanish cedar back and sides.
Used HSC
SOLD
Frisco concert uke
New
A great sounding uke designed by Marc Silber of California
Spruce top, Aja back and sides
HSC
SOLD
Gibson BU-1 Banjo
Ukulele
c.1930s
Exc.
This little guy is in remarkable shape for being over 80 years old. One of the cool things about this banjo uke is that it has been fitted with a nice set of Planetary tuners so that you can use steel strings or the usual nylon. We even had this tuned like a mando with steel strings and it rocked!
OSSC
SOLD
Gibson TU-1 tenor ukulele
late 1950s
Exc.
This tenor is in great shape: no cracks, minimal scratches, plays nicely. Its only flaw is that someone replaced the original friction pegs with geared tuners; of course, this certaily makes it easier to keep in tune.
Original SS case
SOLD
Gibson UB Trap Door
Ukulele Banjo
c.1925
VG
This instrument was the first model banjo uke that Gibson ever made. It has a 9-inch head, and it looks all original except for the tailpiece and the bridge. It even has all the hardware for the trap door. Sadly, somewhere in its long life it has lost its case.
no case
SOLD
"Islander" uke by Maccaferri
1960s
Exc.
A plastic classic that's a blast from the past
Original color-coded strings
None
SOLD
Kamaka Uke
1970s
Exc.
Beautiful Koa ukulele, punchy tone
SOLD
Kamaka Soprano Uke
c. 1960s
VG
One of your all-time classics in the uke world... a Kamaka soprano. No cracks but some scratches on the neck. Nice, clear tone.
No case
SOLD
Kamaka soprano uke
c.1972
Exc.
This little cutie is in amazing condition. It is hard to believe when you look at it that it is almost 40 years old. We think that it must have spent most of its life in a climate controlled closet. No cracks, no nicks, no scratches.... WOW! It even comes with the original case and the original Kamaka booklet.
OSSC & booklet
SOLD
Kamaka
HF-4 Baritone Ukulele
2000
Exc.
Description coming soon.
No Case
SOLD
KoAloha concert uke
Model KCM-OO
New
New
All-solid koa wood with a Baggs pick up installed at the factory.
No case
SOLD
Kumalae "Gold Medal" Soprano Uke
Early 1900s!
G
Highly figured koa uke from one of the original builders in Hawaii
Some repaired cracks, new tuners, new bridge
Big sound in a small package!
No case
SOLD
Kumalae soprano uke
c. early 1900s
VG
Another highly figured koa uke from one of the original builders in Hawaii. This one has been completely refurbished by a very reliable ukulele doctor that we know. One repaired crack on the back, and it sports a new set of tuners. Big sound in a small package!
No case
SOLD
Kumalae Soprano Uke
c. 1920s
Good
One of the 3 early makers of ukes in Hawaii was Jonah Kumalae. This is one of his all-Koa sopranos. This uke has had several cracks that have all been competently repaired. It is in great playing condition and sounds bright!  
SOLD
Kumalae soprano uke
c. 1930s
VG
This little beauty has had some nice repairs done to it. One crack in the top and one in the back have been nicely filled. It also has had the tuners replaced. It has an amazingly loud and lively voice for such a little instrument.
no case
SOLD
Lehua Tenor Ukulele 
c. 2003
A very nice all solid wood tenor made in Portugal. This uke is made from black Acacia, which is an Australian variety of Koa. Looks and sounds very much like its Hawaiian cousins!
No case
SOLD
Martin S-0 ukulele
c. 1950s
Exc.
A good example of Martin's basic soprano uke. It shows very little wear and has some very nice finish craze-ing. There is one crack in the back that appears to have been there for quite some time.
No case
SOLD
Martin S-0 ukulele
2003?
Exc.
A good example of Martin's newer soprano ukes
All solid mahogany
Gig bag
SOLD
Martin Style 0 Soprano Ukulele
c.1950s
G
We call this uke "a player." It has a couple of cracks that have been repaired, but it plays great. The tuners are original, and everything else looks original, too. Very loud and punchy sound.
Canvas
gig bag
SOLD
Martin Style 1
Ukulele
c.1927-1932
Exc.
Super bright, loud voice. In great condition with no cracks. An oldie and a goodie!
OSSC
SOLD
Martin Style 5K ukulele
early 1930s
Exc.

Koa body and top
Abalone pearl trim
Ebony fingerboard

HSC
SOLD
Martin tenor ukulele
c. 1960s
Exc.
Model 1-T
OSSC
SOLD
Martin 1 T
Tenor Ukulele
c.1960s
VG+
A classic tenor uke from a classic maker. Very bright, loud tone. It has a very minor finish crack on the top centerseam and some playing wear around the soundhole but not through the finish. Other than that, this baby is in remarkable shape.
OSSC
SOLD
Martin Tiple T-15
c. 1952
Good
Several repaired cracks
Pick-up installed!
Played a lot so it sounds great
OSSC
SOLD
Martin T-28 Tiple

c.1974
Exc.
This baby is in great shape! Hardly any playing wear, the action is excellent and the sound is jingle, jangle, jingle. It has one fingerboard crack (near the body) that we repaired and also a bridge crack that we also repaired. Both are quite hard to see.
OHSC
SOLD
Oceana Tenor Ukulele    

Hand-built tenor ukulele - all solid woods - spruce and guayacan. Plays as sweet as it looks!

(This is actually a new instrument that the maker has consigned to us.)

HSC
SOLD

Pono PKC 2 Concert Uke


New
New
We're happy to be doing business with the fine folks at Ko'olau Guitar & Ukulele Company. The Pono is their more affordable line of ukes built on the island of Java. This model is all solid koa with a mother of pearl rosette and nice rope binding on the top
HSC
SOLD

Pono PKT-8 Ukulele

c.2008
Exc.
This is an 8-string ukulele made from nicely figured all solid koa. It is in great shape with no scratches or cracks. Great big uke sound. Pono has discontinued this model, so you better snatch this one up! OHSC SOLD
Super Highly Flamed "No Name" Ukulele

c.1920s?
Exc.
We can't believe the beautiful wood on this all-koa soprano uke. It has been completely refurbished and has new tuners so it plays great - big sound, too.
SOLD
Vega Baritone Uke
c. 1950s
VG
This baritone is all solid mahogany construction. It has one repaired crack in the top. It appears to have had a neck set and, as a result, is in great playing condition.
Used SSC
SOLD
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Abbreviations:  HSC = hard shell case   OHSC = original hard shell case   SSC = soft shell case

Mandolins, Dulcimers, Odds & Ends

Make/Model
Year
Condition
Description
Case
Price
Mandolins
Breedlove "Olympic" mandolin
c. late 90s
Exc.
A very nice oval hole "A" model - nicely flamed maple.
OHSC
SOLD
Breedlove "Oregon" mandolin
Exc.+
This is a great looking and sounding mando from the Breedlove folks. It has had an upgraded Monteleone style tailpiece added.
It is in near mint condition.
OHSC
SOLD
Breedlove Quartz OF mandolin
c. 2005
Exc.
A nice all solid wood (maple & spruce) mandolin in great condition.
HSC
SOLD
Breedlove Quartz OF Mandolin  
Near Mint
This A-style mando from Breedlove is in brand new condition, even though it is a used instrument. It has an upgraded tailpiece and upgraded Schaller tuners.
HSC
SOLD
Flatiron 'Bouzouki' Model 3K Octave Mandolin
c. 1983
Exc.
Flatiron called this a "Bouzouki" when they made it in 1983, but these days most people would call it an "octave mandolin." Each string is doubled (not octave-ized). Beautiful figured koa on the back and sides. It plays great and has a nice deep voice.
OHSC
SOLD
Flatiron model 1N mandolin
c. 1981
Exc.
Spruce top, maple back and sides
HSC
SOLD
Flatiron Mandola Performer Series model 3MC
c. 1997?
Exc.
We believe this mandola was built in the late 1990s because it has a Flatiron label with the Gibson name also on it. It has very nice maple on the back and sides with an ebony fingerboard and bridge. There is hardly any playing wear at all. The only flaw is that there are some marks in the finish where the bridge was incorrectly positioned. It plays great and sounds great.
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson A-00 mandolin
c. 1937-ish
Exc.
With Fishman pickup
Newer tuners
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson A model 'Pumpkin Top'
c. 1913
VG+
All original
newer HSC
SOLD
Gibson A-3 Mandolin
c. 1913
Exc.
A real beauty. All original except the binding has been replaced on the treble side of the fingerboard. The pickguard is in great condition, as are the tuners. There is a spot (~2" by 1-1/4") on the back where the finish has been rubbed away, but it has been touched up. The action is excellent, and it has that classic loud, bassy old Gibson sound.
OHSC

SOLD
Gibson A-4 Mandolin
c. 1927
VG+
This is a real beauty. We keep this one behind the counter just so we can play when we get a spare moment. It's got that "Old Gibson" tone and is set up great. It is all original except for the bridge, which appears to be from the 60s.
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson F-4 Mandolin
c.1918
VG
This beauty has a one-piece maple back and a lovely sunburst all the way around. Naturally, it has the super cool inlaid Handel tuners. It is set up perfectly and sounds great. It has had both "ears" of the headstock broken off and repaired at some point, and it is missing its pickguard. The body and neck are crack free.
newer HSC
SOLD
Gibson F-4 Mandolin
c.1912
VG+
This beauty has a one-piece maple back and a lovely red sunburst all the way around. Naturally, it has the super cool inlain Handel tuners. It is setup perfectly and sounds great. The pickguard and hardware are all intack and also sports the original bridge and tailpiece. There are a couple of small (less than an inch) cracks in the top but we don't think they go all the way through and the appear to be 50 years old or more. It has some beautiful fine finish crazing that can only come from a hundred years of clean living.
OHSC
SOLD
Gibson F-4 Mandolin
c. 1936
Exc.
This is a real beauty! A wonderful example of Gibson's building prowess during the Depression Era. Everything on this mando is original equipment. As if that isn't enough, it also comes with a Fishman pickup that can be substituted for the original bridge. It has been pre-fitted for this instrument. The instrument has no cracks, has some light scratches here and there. The back has some marks (belt buckle, vest button,...?) that are not through the finish so they aren't easily noticed. It is in great playing shape and has a very mature, deep rich tone. Even the case is a classic!
Original pinstripe case
SOLD
Mando-Cello        
SOLD
Martin Model A Mandolin
c. 1949
VG
This little cutie is a very nice woody sounding mandolin. It plays great with excellent action. It has a repaired crack on the bass bout and a more severe boo-boo on the treble bout. All these things happened some time well in the past, and the repairs done at that time seem very competent to us, with no discernible effect to the sound or integrity of the instrument. This mando has a great Celtic-y, Old-Time-y tone.
OHSC
SOLD
Martin Model A mandolin
c. 1974
Exc.+
Nice woody tone
OHSC
SOLD
Martin Model AK mandolin
c.1926
  Solid koa.
OHSC
SOLD

Martin Style C Mandolin


c. 1929
Exc.
A gorgeous example of Martin's take on an A style mandolin. Brazilian rosewood on the back and sides. It has one flaw on the back: a ring in the finish that looks like someone set a cup of coffee down on the back. Would anyone really do that?
OHSC
SOLD

Michael Kelly Mandola

c. 2008
like new
This is a very good sounding (and affordable) F style mandola. Michael Kelly no longer makes these so any F style mandola under $2500 is getting very hard to find. This instrument has hardly been played and, as a result, it is in great shape.
OHSC
SOLD
Mid-Missouri Model M-4 Mandolin  
Exc.
This Mid-Mo has had a couple of cracks filled and repaired in the back, but otherwise looks fine.
Used
gig bag
SOLD
Old Wave Octave Mandolin (Bouzouki)
c. 1995
Made by Bill Bussman
Spruce top, maple back and sides
Serial number 88
Gig bag
SOLD

Turkey Creek F-style mandolin

 


c. 2011
Exc.
We have a very fine builder of mandolins here on the Front Range of Colorado. His name is Brad Van Loenen and this is #73 of his creations. It was built in May of 2011. This mando has some beautifully figured maple on the back, sides and neck and very tightly grained spruce on top. It has a very nice bark with a good sweet tone for lead playing. It has some normal playing wear with some light pick marks on the top, but other than that it is in great shape.
Superior fiberglass case

SOLD
Turkey Creek Mandolin
New
New
This F style mandolin is hand built here in Morrison, Colorado. It has an Englemann spruce top, curly maple back and sides, and a very nice butterscotch sunburst. This is #48 from the maker and the third one we've been able to get our hands on.
HSC
SOLD
Weber Absaroka mandolin
c. 1999
Exc.

Great sounding A-style mando
Owned & played by a great old-time player, so it's really opened up nicely.
Some mild scratching but overall in great shape

OHSC w/ Small Dog Case Cover
SOLD
Weber Absaroka Octave Mandolin
w/McIntyre Pickup
c. 2002
VG+
Lots of big sound from this big mando. It has very nicely flamed maple on the neck and the back: no cracks, excellent action. There are some pick marks on the treble side of the top, and it does have some small nicks and scratches that would have come from normal playing. It has a McIntyre pickup and it sounds great plugged in. Naturally, this mando was built in Weber's original home, Montana.
OHSC

SOLD
Weber Bitterroot F Mandolin

wide fingerboard (1-3/16")
c. 2012
Near New
This is one of the last mandolins to come out of the Weber factory in Montana. The only signs that it has been played are some light pick marks (about a dozen) near the treble strings on the top. Other than that, it looks and plays like a new Weber - except it's a lot less expensive!
OHSC

SOLD

Weber Y2K-1 mandolin

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c. 2001
Near Mint
One of Weber's most affordable models. This one looks like it has never been played.
A very good value for an all solid wood, American-made mandolin.
Gig bag
SOLD
Dulcimers
Blue Lion Mountain Dulcimer - Model II RS
c. 1993
Like New
This dulcimer is over 15 years old and it looks brand new. It has a clear top with Indian Rosewood back, sides, and fingerboard. A lovely inlaid rose adorns the finger board. It also has rose rosettes (if that isn't being redundant), which are no longer offered by Blue Lion. It has a nice decorative backstripe. It comes with original rectangular case that fits it like a glove.
very nice OHSC
SOLD
Bonnie Carol Mountain Dulcimer
1975
VG
Birdseye maple
Gig bag & HSC
SOLD
Bonnie Carol Mountain Dulcimer
New
New
A teardrop shaped dulcimer made from spruce and solid Brazilian Rosewood! The fingerboard and headstock are also Brazilian rosewood. The craftsmanship and attention to detail on this dulcimer are remarkable.
Nice padded gig bag
SOLD
Bonnie Carol Mountain Dulcimer
Nov. 2005
New
Spruce and Zebra wood
Gig Bag $100
SOLD
Bonnie Carol Mountain Dulcimer

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New
New
An elegant handmade instrument from our friend and well-known builder, Bonnie Carol. This dulcimer has a spruce top and walnut back and sides.
Padded bag
SOLD
Odds & Ends
Calton 5 String Resonator Banjo Case
Exc.
Nice 5 string resonator banjo case. Fiberglass with a plush red interior. Made in Canada before the company was relocated to Austin, TX.
Calton Case
SOLD
Calton Case "D"
Used
VG
Dreadnaught size from our favorite maker of heavy-duty flight cases.  
SOLD
Calton Deluxe Mandolin Case
New
New
This is the Deluxe model of Calton's mandolin case. It can accommodate either an F or A style mandolin. It has a charcoal grey exterior and a light green interior.  
SOLD
Chinese Urhu
unk.
  Traditional 2-string violin, with python skin head
Case
SOLD
Gibson hard shell case
c. 1960s
VG
Classic pink interior - if you have a 1960s J-45, this is the case for you!  
SOLD
Gourd Banjo      
Nice
custom
gig bag
SOLD
Norwegian Hardanger
c. 1988
  Made by Peter Kleine
Case
SOLD
Peruvian Charango
?
Armadillo shell back
no case
SOLD

Strad Model 1732
3/4 upright bass

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bag
SOLD

3/4 Upright Bass

    Stradivarius Model 1732 with pick-up
bag
SOLD
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Abbreviations:  HSC = hard shell case   OHSC = original hard shell case   SSC = soft shell case

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