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Mandolin Family

The modern mandolin is the soprano member of a family of instruments that includes the mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello and mandobass.  The mandolin’s unique sound comes from it’s compact body and the use of four courses or pairs of shorter steel strings producing a loud sound in a higher range.

Popularized by Bill Monroe as a bluegrass instrument, versions of the mandolin are used in Eastern European, Irish, British and Brazilian music, among other forms.

At the Denver Folklore Center we offer you a wide array of the finest mandolins available.  From entry level models from Breedlove and Eastman Mandolins, to the incredibly beautiful professional models we carry from Collings, Weber, and Pava Mandolins, our selection offers all of the options you could want in both F- and A-styles.  And our expert staff can answer all of your questions and help you find the perfect mandolin whether you are a beginner or a professional on tour.

We also have older vintage instruments from Gibson, Lyon & Healy, Turkey Creek, and more.

Collings Mandolins


Montana Lutherie


Breedlove Mandolins


Trinity College



Other Mandolin Family

Used and Vintage Mandolins


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Atkinson A2- 2 Point Mandolin


Breedlove Crossover FF Black


Breedlove Crossover KF


Breedlove Crossover KO Sunburst


Breedlove Crossover OF


Breedlove Crossover OO Violin Stain


Collings MF


Collings MF Deluxe Wide Nut


Collings MF Wide Nut Gloss Top


Collings MF Wide Nut Satin Finish


Collings MT Gloss Top


Collings MT Honey Amber Gloss Top


Collings MT Mandolin


Collings MT O Gloss Top


Eastman MD-304


Eastman MD-305


Eastman MD-404-BK


Eastman MD-415 GD Gold Top


Eastman MD-504


Eastman MD-505 Classic Sunburst


Eastman MD-514


Eastman MD-514 CS Classic Sunburst


Eastman MD-515 Sunburst


Eastman MD-605 Sunburst


Eastman MD-615 Sunburst


Eastman MD-805


Eastman MD-814 Black Varnish Finish


Eastman MD-815-SB


Eastman MD-815v Antique Varnish


Eastman MD-915


Eastman MDO-305 Octave Mandolin


Gibson A-2 (1923)


Gibson A-4 (c.1928)


Gibson A-5 "Jethro Burns Model" (c.1962)


Gibson F-4 (c.1909)


Gibson F-4 with Virzi Tone Producer (c.1919)


Gibson MB-1 Banjo Mandolin (1922)


Kentucky KM-250


Kentucky KM-256


Pava A5 Gloss Sunburst


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