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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 The Loar and Kentucky Mandolins, to the incredibly beautiful professional models we carry from Eastman, Weber, Breedlove and Collings, 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



Breedlove Mandolins


Trinity College



Other Mandolin Family

Used and Vintage Mandolins


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Atkinson A-4 Two Point


Breedlove Crossover FF


Breedlove Crossover KF


Breedlove Crossover OF Violin Stain


Collings MF


Collings MF Wide Nut Gloss Top


Collings MT - Blemished -


Collings MT Honey Amber


Eastman MD-415 BK Black Top


Eastman MD-504


Eastman MD-515 Sunburst


Eastman MD-615


Eastman MDO-305 Octave Mandolin


Weber Bitterroot F14-F LTD 20th Anniversary Model


Eastman MD-305


Eastman MD-315


Eastman MD-505


Eastman MD-515


Eastman MD-605


Eastman MD-615 Sunburst


Gibson A-3 (c.1920)


Gibson A-4 (c.1918)


Kentucky KM-630 (Used)


Lyon and Healy Style A (c.1917)


Trinity College TM-275B Mandola (Used)


Trinity College TM-325 Octave Mandolin


Trinity College TM-375 Bouzouki


Turkey Creek Sam Bush A-Style #88 (2013)


Turkey Creek #97 (2014)


Weber Bitterroot A14-FW Wide Nut


Weber Gallatin A-14F


Weber Gallatin F14-F


Weber Rawhide A-14F