Used Mandolins

Index: 10198
Maker: Bacon & Day
Year: 1924
Notes:

Pretty much all-original and AS-FOUND.

Some Semi-Pro action-adjustments performed some decades in the past.

Plays OK.

1924, it's in The Book.

10" Silver Bell Rim.

Nice, Original Hard Case.

Serial: #12094
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $695.00
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Index: 9977
Maker: Bradbury by Vega
Year: ca. 1925
Notes:

Vega Mandola, Model 

Curly Maple Cylinder-Back.

11 3/4" At widest point.

15" Scale Length.

Perfect Set-Up.

Serial: #1279
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2995.00
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Index: 9473
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1927
Notes:

Best One in Sound, Playability and Presentation.

Serial: #83916
Condition: Minty
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2200.00
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Index: 9683
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1920
Notes:

All-Original and Super-Nice.

Serial: #60003
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2200.
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Index: 7623
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1922
Notes:

Red, truss-rod

Serial: #69679
Condition: Extra Nice
Case:
Price: $2200.
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Index: 9949
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1953
Notes:

I acquired this from a lady about 15 years ago who had no idea what it was and was carrying it in a pillow case, completely filthy ( the mandolin, not the pillow case).  At the time I did a bit of looking into it and was made to understand that there was another one out there, and was told they were made for the NAMM show in 1953, which makes sense as they appear to be cataloged in 1954.  I put it in an appropriate case that I had.

Serial:
Condition: Ex-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $7500.00
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Index: 9066
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1951
Notes:
Serial: A-11000
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2950.
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Index: 9992
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1968
Notes:

Minty and Un-Played.

Original Tuners Replaced with Gold Schallors.

Travel Case.

Serial: #896479
Condition: Mint
Case: hsc
Price: $2950.00
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Index: 7303
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1994
Notes:

Ltd Ed, #181 of 200, varnish finish, signed by Larry Barnwell

Serial:
Condition: Mint w/ Tags
Case:
Price: $8500.
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Index: 10068
Maker: Gibson
Year: ca. 1921
Notes:

Like so many of these Gibson mandocellos, this one had conspicuous top
sinkage. We had it re-braced and it is now a superb sounding and
playing instrument. At one point it was turned into a 6 string, but
the evidence of that is hard to see on the peghead.  The serial number
is illegible, but the original adjustable bridge and no truss rod
strongly indicate 1921.

Serial: illegible
Condition: VG-Exc.
Case: hsc
Price: $2800.00
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Index: 10256
Maker: Gibson
Year: 1937
Notes:

10 1/2" 3-Ply Maple Rim with brass-hoop tone-ring.

Seems to have been prfessionally refinished some time in the past, possibly by Gibson.

A lovely, straight instrument with great playbility.

All-original hardware and parts.

Retains the original  chip-board case in disreputable condition.

Serial: #920-1
Condition: Excellent
Case: ssc
Price: $650.00
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Index: 7824
Maker: Larson Bros [unmarked]
Year: ca 1920
Notes:

Brazilian RW body

Serial:
Condition: Exc
Case:
Price: $925
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Index: 7755
Maker: Maurer [by Larson Bros.]
Year: 1920s
Notes:

Flat Brazilian Rosewood body, inlaid pick-guard

Serial: #38275
Condition: Exc
Case:
Price: $1750
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Index: 9887
Maker: Orpheum
Year: 1919
Notes:

Top-of-the Line Orpheum #3 Banjo-Mandolin.

Good neck and Action; Some playing wear.

All-Original.

Serial: #7315
Condition: VG-excellent
Case: orig hsc
Price: $675.00
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Index: 10257
Maker: Paramount
Year: 1930
Notes:

This Wm. Lange Paramount Style A is one of the most professional-grade banjo-mandolins, both in

quality of construction and playability, that we've seen in decades.

11 1/8" standard Style A pot with a great straight neck and very minor playing wear.

The 1930 Paramount up-grade includes an adjustable shim 'twixt the end of the fingerboard and the tension-hoop.

Check out the 8 brass Page geared tuners. Rosewood fingerboard.

Nearly Perfect and Totally Original, a great player's instrument, possibly rare and important.

Original hard case with zipper lining, alas... the case hinges are kaput.

Serial: None
Condition: EX-FINE
Case: orig hsc
Price: $825.00
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Index: 9977
Maker: Vega
Year: ca. 1925
Notes:

Vega Lute Mandola,

Labelled "The Bradbury".

Style 11000. 15" Scale.

11 3/4" at Widest Part of the Body.

Perfect Set-Up.

Serial: #1279
Condition: VG-EXC.
Case: orig hsc
Price: $2995.00
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Index: 10262
Maker: Vega
Year: 1912
Notes:

An Early and All-Original Tubaphone Banjo-Mandolin with  larger-than-normal 10 3/4" rim.

14" Scale Length.

Good neck and Action.

Hand-engraved tuner back-plate and tailpiece cover. Calf-Skin Head.

Original chip-board case in serviceable condition.

There is some fret-wear.

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Serial: #28351
Condition: Excellent & Original
Case: ssc
Price: $675.00
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