Inventory as of March 09, 2011.

Due to our high turnover rate, this catalog is not guaranteed to be accurate. If you would like more information on one of our inventory listings, please call us at (615) 256-2033 or fax us at (615) 255-2021. Thank you for browsing our catalog.

Abbreviations used in this inventory:

M = Mint NM = Near Mint EXF = Exceptionally Fine
EXC = Excellent VG = Very Good G = Good
PU = pickup OHC = Original Hard Case HC = Hard Case
OSC = Original Soft Case SC = Soft Case NC = No Case
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MF4549 Charles J. Horner, Rockwood, Tennessee, copy of 1923 style F-5, 2002 (new), a fine hand made instrument with genuine oil varnish finish, HC......$3750

MF6794 Capek F-5 style, 2003, NM, flowerpot peghead inlay, highly figured curly maple neck, back, and sides, sunburst finish, OHC...REDUCED from $3000......$2750

MF6849 Martin 2-15, 1962, NM, carved top with f-holes, maple neck, back, and sides, OHC......$1500

MF6856 Capek (Czech Republic) F-style mandolin (More photos...) , new, one piece back of attractive curly maple, sunburst finish, HC...REDUCED from $2600......$2350

MF6972 Collings MT2, new, beautifully figured two-piece back, gold-plated hardware, sunburst finish, HC......$3150

MF7313 Gibson Florentine F-5 (More photos...) , 1987, EXC except for lacquer checking, elaborate pearloid peghead veneer, fingerboard, and pickguard with Florentine painted ornamentation, carved and painted Florentine crest on back, pearl white finish, the first Custom Shop "art instrument" made by Greg Rich and Jim Triggs (serial number 01), formerly owned and used by Butch Baldassari, OHC, REDUCED FROM $30,000.........$25000

MF7328 Collings MT2 Varnish (More photos...) , new, highly figured maple, natural varnish finish, HC......$4230

MF7367 Orpheum mandolin-banjo Style No.1 (More photos...) , circa 1915, cosmetically EXC but would need neck set and fret work to be playable, 10 3/8 inch head diameter, as is, original end opening tooled leather case (case coming apart at seam)......$600

MF7436 Gibson F-2 Artist (More photos...) , circa 1905, VG, three-point body shape, walnut neck, back and sides, black top finish, fancy original fingerboard inlay, inlaid tuner buttons, rough original end-opening leather case......$4000

MF7447 Gibson F-5 (More photos...) , 1960, EXC, attractive curly maple neck, back and sides, rectangular brown OHC with pink plush lining......$7000

MF7453 Gibson EM-150 (More photos...) , 1939, VG++, "Charlie Christian" style bar pickup, replacement Kluson Deluxe tuners, tweed-covered OHC with orange and black stripes, extremely rare model......$2500

MF7473 National Triolian Mandolin (More photos...) , 1929, EXF, original yellow sunburst finish, OSC......$3000

MF7476 Gibson Style A (More photos...) , 1914, EXF, blond top, neck reset by Gruhn Guitars, HC......$1750

MF7528 Altman, Colbert, GA, F-5 (More photos...) , 2007, NM, fern peghead inlay, varnish finish, beautifully figured one-piece back, a superb handmade instrument, HC......$8700

MF7530 Collings MF5 (More photos...) , new, beautifully figured maple neck, back, and sides, sunburst finish, HC......$7200

MF7537 D'Angelico Excel mandolin (More photos...) , c1940, EXC, asymmetrical two-point body shape, oval soundhole, exceptionally fine sound, OHC......$20000

MF7555 Tope TF-5 (More photos...) , new, Adirondack red spruce top, beautifully figured red maple neck, back and sides, French-polished varnish finish, a fine handmade instrument, lightweight HC......$5000

MF7567 Gibson F-4 (More photos...) , 1913, VG+, black top finish, original inlaid tuner buttons, no pickguard, French polish finish touchup, exceptionally fine sound, OHC......$6500

MF7583 Gibson Florentine solidbody electric (More photos...) , 1957, VG++, sunburst finish, HC......$2850

MF7663 Martin 2-15 (More photos...) , 1964, VG++, carved top and back, f-holes, no pickguard, HC......$1250

MF7670 Summit F-5 Artist (More photos...) , new, handmade by Paul Schneider, Hartsville, TN, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back and sides, satin sunburst finish, excellent sound, lightweight HC......$5800

MF7687 Collings MF5 Deluxe varnish (More photos...) , new, spectacular one-piece maple back, fancy engraved peghead inlay, engraved Waverly tuners with genuine mother of pearl buttons, engraved tailpiece, sunburst varnish finish, HC......$11625

MF7695 Prucha, Czech Republic F5 Standard (More photos...) , new, spruce top, well-figured curly maple neck, back and sides, one-piece back, fern inlay on headstock, engraved tailpiece cover, gold-plated hardware, tortoiseshell-grain binding, radiused fingerboard with scalloped extension, HC......$5000

MF7701 Gibson F-4 (More photos...) , 1912, VG+, refretted and replica pickguard by Gruhn Guitars, minor repaired headstock crack, original natural finish top, inlaid tuner buttons, excellent sound, OHC......$7500

MF7706 Gibson F-5 (More photos...) , early 1925, EXC, late-1924 factory order number (essentially an unsigned Loar), refretted with correct vintage-style frets, a superb-sounding example, gold-plated hardware, rectangular OHC......$135000

MF7721 Collings MT2 Varnish (More photos...) , 2006, NM, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back and sides, gold plated hardware, sunburst varnish finish, OHC......$4000

MF7723 Gibson F-4 (More photos...) , 1915, VG++, refretted, OHC......$7500

MF7725 Duff, Western Australia F-5 (More photos...) , new, beautifully figured 2-piece maple back, Cremona brown sunburst varnish finish, a superb-sounding handcrafted instrument, white Presto HC......$8500

MF7728 Rickenbacker electric mandolin (More photos...) , 1999, EXF, 8 strings, jetglo (black) finish, OHC......$1500

MF7735 Crafters of Tennessee Prodigal 5 (More photos...) , 2003, NM, limited edition based on original 1923 one-of-a-kind Loar-signed Gibson A-5 formerly owned by Tut Taylor, label signed by Tut Taylor and Mark Taylor, OHC......$3850

MF7736 Herve Coufleau, France, Absynth (More photos...) , new, beautifully figured curly maple back and sides, sunburst finish, a very fine handmade instrument, HC......$5000

MF7747 Gibson F-4 (More photos...) , 1921, EXC, original metal bridge top, no pickguard, shaded mahogany finish, OHC......$7500

MF7748 Orpheum No. 1 mandolin-banjo (More photos...) , cosmetically VG+, 10-3/8" head diameter, attractive original inlay, would make excellent 5-string conversion, needed repairs include fretwork, neckset and replace missing binding on treble side of fretboard, HC, AS IS......$450

MF7766 Gibson F-2 (More photos...) , 1928, EXC, powerful sound, OHC......$7500

MF7775 Duff F-5 (More photos...) , 2004, EXF, beautifully figured two-piece maple back, a superb handcrafted instrument, Presto OHC......$7000

MF7780 Collings MT (More photos...) , new, figured two piece maple back, satin sunburst finish, HC......$2175

MF7792 Gibson F-5 (More photos...) , 1961, EXC, replacement pickguard, refretted, scooped fingerboard extension, brown OHC with pink plush lining......$5000

MF7795 Nugget F Model Deluxe (More photos...) , 2004, M, vine fingerboard inlay, elaborate peghead inlay, 1.1" nut width, radiused fingerboard, natural finish, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back (one-piece), sides and pickguard, natural finish, gold-plated hardware, Calton case, REDUCED FROM $25,000..............$21900

MF7800 Old Wave by Bill Bussman, Model ff A (More photos...) , new, red spruce top, curly maple neck back and sides, sunburst nitro finish, a very fine handcrafted instrument, HC......$2600

MF7804 Orville Gibson A style (More photos...) , c1899, VG++, original Orville label, fancy early peghead shape, abalone soundhole rosette, homemade wood HC......$22000

MF7805 Martin Style E (More photos...) , 1926, EXC, Martin's most deluxe model at the time it was made, ivory bridge, Style 45 pearl borders around body, snowflake fingerboard inlay, abalone peghead inlay, HC......$7500

MF7806 Gibson F-2 (More photos...) , 1905, EXC, Orville-style neck heel, walnut back and sides, OHC......$5000

MF7821 Gilchrist Model 4 Junior (More photos...) , new, red spruce top, sugar maple back and sides, varnish finish, flat fingerboard, standard nut width, Calton case......$14500

MF7826 Gibson Style A (More photos...) , 1914, EXC, HC......$1500

MF7831 Gibson A (More photos...) , 1917, EXC, replica pickguard by Gruhn Guitars, replacement bridge and tailpiece cover, SC......$1500

MF7840 Dyer Symphony harp mandolin, style 50 (More photos...) , c1920, EXC, bass-side body extension, mahogany back and sides, pearl top border and soundhole ring, tree-of-life fingerboard inlay, fancy pickguard inlay, no case......$7500

MF7842 Cross, Smyrna, TN, F style (More photos...) , new, amber burst finish, lightweight HC......$2000

MF7844 Cross, Smyrna, TN, A style (More photos...) , new, sunburst finish, HC......$1350

MF7847 Monteleone Grand Artist (More photos...) , 1993, EXC, beautifully figured one-piece back, HC......$25000

MF7849 Gibson F-2 (More photos...) , 1913, VG+, refret and top crack repair by Gruhn Guitars, repaired break at peghead scroll (not a structural problem), original inlaid tuner buttons, black top finish, HC......$4000

MF7851 Tope F-5 (More photos...) , 2008, NM, beautifully figured neck, back and sides, fern inlay, a fine handcrafted instrument, Ameritage heavy duty case......$4500

MF7854 Summit F-100S (More photos...) , new, handmade by Paul Schneider, Hartsville, TN, radiused fingerboard, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back and sides, gloss sunburst finish, Travelite HC with built-in hygrometer......$3250

MF7855 Summit F-100S (More photos...) , new, handmade by Paul Schneider, Hartsville, TN, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back and sides, flat fingerboard, gloss sunburst finish, Travelite HC with built-in hygrometer......$3100

MF7856 Gibson A-5L (More photos...) , 1999, EXC, HC......$2500

MF7857 Gibson F-4 (More photos...) , 1921, VG++, double-flowerpot peghead inlay, original adjustable bridge with aluminum saddle (typical only of 1921), original pickguard and clamp, original Cremona brown sunburst finish (rare finish), OHC......$7500

MF7858 Calton Cases F-style mandolin case, new, medium grey carbon fiber with plush blue lining, Gruhn Guitars identification plate on exterior......$850

MF7860 Gibson F-4 (More photos...) , 1913, cosmetically VG+ (with the exception of heel crack), double flower pot peghead inlay, original inlayed tuners, original pickguard, bridge and tailpiece, original black top finish, OHC. Needs neck reset and heel repair, binding repair, various crack repairs, needs new top brace, AS IS......$3750

MF7861 Gibson MB-4 mandolin banjo, 1922, EXF, open back, hollow wood rim, 10-1/2" diameter head, OHC......$1250

MF7862 Stahl, made by Larson Brothers , mandolin, c. 1930, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, attractive pearl inlay in neck and pickguard, abalone soundhole rosette, multi-color wood marketry top trim and back stripe, needs re-fret and fingerboard binding repair, new nut, new bridge, repair segment of top binding, fabricate and install new back brace, setup work, HC, as-is......$1250

MF7866 Bulldog, Savannah, GA, F-style mandolin (More photos...) , 2009, NM, scroll body, attractive curly maple back, sides and neck, sunburst finish, a fine handmade instrument, lightweight HC......$2750

MF7867 Rigel CT-110 (More photos...) , c2005, EXF, sunburst finish, factory installed pickup, formerly owned and used by James Monroe, with letter from Monroe, tweed-covered HC......$3500

MF7868 Crafters of Tennessee Bill Monroe model (More photos...) , new, F-style body, labeled "Monroe Instruments Ltd.", one of only two commissioned by James Monroe, label signed by Monroe and Mark Taylor, with letter from Monroe, OHC......$6000

MF7870 Parsons F-style mandolin (More photos...) , 2005, EXC, well-figured curly maple neck and body, sunburst finish, a fine handmade instrument, HC......$3500

MF7871 Summit F200-S (More photos...) , new, handmade by Paul Schneider, Hartsville, TN, radiused fingerboard, well-figured curly maple neck, back and sides, gloss sunburst finish, gold-plated hardware, Travelite HC with built-in hygrometer......$3500

MF7872 National RM1 Antique Brass (More photos...) , new, attractive curly maple neck and top, walnut back, antique brass parts, sunburst finish, excellent sound, HC......$1875

MF7873 National RM1 Antique Brass (More photos...) , new, attractive curly maple neck and top, walnut back, antique brass parts, sunburst finish, excellent sound, HC......$1875

MF7875 Kentucky KM-1500 (More photos...) , new, top-of-the-line model, fern inlay, gold-plated hardware, well-figured curly maple back, vintage replica Loar-style case with canvas zipper cover......$2050

MF7876 Weber Absaroka mandolin (More photos...) , recent, M with papers, OHC......$1500

MF7878 Martin A (More photos...) , 1921, EXF, one of the cleanest examples we have ever encountered, HC......$950

MF7880 Muller 12-string mandolinetto, early 1900s, probably made by Oscar Schmidt, fretboard falling apart, faux rosewood back and sides, needs extensive restoration, AS IS......$100

MF7881 Kentucky KM-900, new, spruce top, flame maple back and sides, ivoroid binding, fleur-de-lis peghead inlay, nickel hardware, HC......$900

MF7882 Will Parsons, Rock, WV, A style, 2003, NM, f-holes, sunburst finish, HC......$1500

MF7883 Gibson F-5 Bill Monroe, 1993, EXF, varnish finish, #81 of 100, label signed by Bill Monroe, vintage replica OHC with metal plaque......$9000

MF7886 Ratliff R-4, 1996, NM, scroll body, oval hole, one-piece back, sunburst finish, OHC......$2000

MF7889 Gibson A-2, 1920, VG++, original walnut brown stain finish, HC......$2000

MF7892 Adams mandolin, c1900, EXC, unusual design with flat back and very deep sides to approximate the sound of a bowlback, spruce top with wood marquetry edge trim, end-opening original canvas case......$500

MF7894 Gilchrist 5C Mandola, 1999, NM, 15 3/4" scale, "classical" styling with no fingerboard inlay or peghead ornament, black binding and hardware, ambertone finish, one-piece back, black Calton case......$18500

MF7896 The Loar LM-520-VS, new, made in Asia, scroll body, spruce top, maple back, sides and neck, nickel plated hardware, gloss sunburst finish, Gruhn Guitars padded gig bag......$500

MF7901 Gibson A-1, 1924, cosmetically VG+, snakehead peghead, original walnut-stain finish, replica pickguard with original fastening clamp, needed repairs include: reset neck, refret, repair side/back separation, new bridge top, glue loose back seam at end block, new end pin, period SC, AS IS......$2000

MF7902 Ferrington Electric solidbody mandola (More photos...) , 1978, VG++, maple body with carved top, refretted by Gruhn Guitars, 2 lipstick tube piockups, 15 3/4" scale, three genuine diamonds in headstock, sunburst finish, custom built for Nashville songwriter/musician Bill Kenner and played onstage with Skeeter Davis and others, the only electric mandola ever made by Ferrington, HC......$3500

MF7903 Gilchrist Model 3 Jr., 2009, NM with warranty, standard nut width, flat fingerboard, Calton case......$10500

MF7906 Heiden F-5 Deluxe, 2010, EXF, beautifully figured one-piece curly maple back, highly figured maple neck and sides, sunburst finish, Calton case......$13000

MF7907 Collings MT, new, figured two-piece maple back, satin sunburst finish, tortoise top binding, HC......$2160

MF7908 Gibson F-5, 1976, VG+, OHC......$3250

MF7909 Collings MF, new, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back and sides, ivoroid top binding, OHC......$4095

MF7910 Flatiron F-5 Artist, 1994, EXF, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back and sides, label signed by Bruce Weber, OHC......$4250

MF7912 Collings MF gloss top, new, figured curly maple neck, back and sides, ivoroid top binding, gloss top finish, OHC......$4320

MF7913 Summit Artist V, new, handmade by Paul Schneider, Hartsville, TN, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back and sides, radius fingerboard, sunburst varnish finish, HC......$5250

MF7914 Summit F-100-S, new, handmade by Paul Schneider, Hartsville, TN, beautifully figured curly maple neck, back and sides, radius fingerboard, gloss sunburst finish, HC......$3100

MF7915 Ellis F-5 Special, new, one-piece special old growth blister sugar maple back, triple-bound top, sides and peghead, gold-plated hardware, Waverly tuners, tweed HC......$11500

MF7917 Collings MT, new, two-piece curly maple back, ivoroid top binding, satin sunburst finish, HC......$2250

MF7918 Gibson F-5V Fern, 2003, EXC, varnish finish, HC......$7000

MF7919 Bobelock fiddle and F-style mandolin case, built-in hygrometer, 3 storage pockets, blue interior, grey canvas exterior......$200

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