Mandolin Brothers TV

In which Stan & co. discuss & demonstrate some of our most illustrious & intriguing instruments.


Gibson (used, 1916) Style A-1 mandolin

This is a nice, clean example of a standard model mandolin – it has all five of its original components – tuners, elevated celluloid pickguard bearing a March 30, ’09 patent stamp, having the original adjustable side clamp bearing the July 4, 1911 patent stamp; having the original ebony bridge with removable saddles, and having the original slide-on engraved “The Gibson” tailpiece cover.

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Collings (used, 2007) D2H Sunburst Top acoustic guitar

This guitar, with its beautiful shaded top finish, has herringbone wood marquetry top border, etched diamond inlay black ebony fingerboard, a through bridge saddle, a 1 23/32nd” nut width, 2 3/16th” string bridge spacing.   It has a beveled edge prewar style teardrop pickguard.   This is a colossally fine sounding instrument – you have no idea how good it is until you try it, but I have to say that it blows many minds around here.   It is astonishingly loud and full frequencied.

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Ramirez (used, 2008) 125 Model Anos Classical guitar

Based on the template of the "E" line designed by Jose III, Amalia Ramirez has created the Ramirez 125 Anos Spruce as a semi-special model. It was built for five years (2007-2012), and commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Ramirez guitar making dynasty. The "Rose" mosaic rosette is based off of Jose Ramirez III's rose design dating back to the 1960's.   They say that this  rosette represents all the designs that had been forgotten over the 125 years of the Jose Ramirez legacy.

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Weber (used, 2006) Yellowstone F-5 Style Mandolin

This is a standard, middle of the line Weber (they were building in Logan, Montana at that time) F-style mandolin, having the conventional Florentine body shape with the two large points on the treble side and single large “ram’s horn” scroll on the upper bass bout of the face, with two smaller scrolls and a large center point on the headstock.

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The Loar (new) LM600VS Mandolin

Per its manufacturer (paraphrased): Hand-carved and graduated from solid select tonewoods and featuring a lightweight nitrocellulose finish for incredible projection, The Loar’s outstanding all-solid mandolin is an interpretation of its historical antecedent. The LM-600VS is a mandolin you need to hear – the hand-buffed tobacco sunburst nitro-cellulose finish provides a vintage sheen and a bluegrass “bark” that will even impress your furry friends at the Bide-a-Wee Shelter.

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Gibson (used, 1922) F4 Mandolin

Having been produced in 1922 – the first year for the new Lloyd Loar-influenced F-5 mandolin -- this was made during an elegant time. Its top and back are bound in grained ivoroid; the two-piece underside and sides are comprised of highly figured curly maple and the neck is mahogany with a black center stripe coming down from the ebony underlain headplate.    A remarkably clean and original condition example that is extremely beautiful.   

 

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Santa Cruz (new) OM with an Adirondack Top

The OM is delightfully versatile. Our OM players range from blazing flat picker James Nash to John Mayer and Elvis Costello. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company OM provides clean, loud mid-range and trebles that are complimented by a slightly predominant bass. Deeply appreciated for fingerstyle and contemporary flat picking work, the OM is our number one request.

 

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