Mandolin Family

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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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Breedlove Crossover KF

$599.00 $699.00

Breedlove Crossover KF Sunburst

$599.00 $699.00

Breedlove Crossover KO Sunburst

$599.00 $699.00

Breedlove Crossover OF


Breedlove Crossover OO Violin Stain


Collings MF Ivoroid Top Bound


Collings MF Tortoise Bound Gloss Top


Collings MF Wide Nut Satin Finish


Collings MT Gloss Top


Collings MT Honey Amber


Collings MT Mandolin


Collings MT Merlot


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-515V-AMB Amber Varnish Finish


Eastman MD-605e Sunburst


Eastman MD-615e


Eastman MD-615e Sunburst


Eastman MD-805


Eastman MD-814v Black Varnish Finish


Eastman MD-815-SB


Eastman MD-815v Antique Varnish


Eastman MD-915


Eastman MDO-305 Octave Mandolin


Kentucky KM-250


Kentucky KM-256


Larson Made Stahl Reverse Curl Mandolin (c.1930)


Pava A5 Gloss Sunburst


Pava A5 Satin Amber


Pava A5 Satin Sunburst


Pava Player Oval Sunburst


Ranger Travel Mandolin


Turkey Creek A-Style #107 (2017)


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