The mandolin as we've know it today has been thru many iterations. As a descendent of the lute, mandolin gained prevalence in Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries, and led to the creation of the bowl back style of mandolin in the 19th century. Some would say the the golden age of mandolin came in the early 20th century thanks to the help of Gibson and instrument designer Lloyd Loar whose innovations led to what we now think of as the modern mandolin. At The Denver Folklore Center we offer a large array of used and vintage mandolins from leading industry manufacturers such as Gibson, Flatiron, Weber, Martin, and more.
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