Mandolin Brothers TV

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

Huber Banjos (new) VRB-75 Truetone (formerly known as Mills) 5-String

This model is formerly known as the "Jim Mills w/ Truetone upgrade" but is now called a "Custom VRB-75-41 w/Truetone upgrade" because Mr. Mills dropped his endorsement when he left Ricky Skaggs.  WAS $5459 BUT NOW:

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Collings (new) MF Mandolin

The MF a satin finish F-model with simplified appointments. With a fully carved Adirondack spruce top and maple back and sides, the MF is built with the same quality construction as the other fully-appointed models that Collings builds. These instruments produce the rich, woody tone that one would expect from a professional quality mandolin at an affordable price.

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Weber (new) Bitterroot F-Style Mandolin

Peter Fand is playing the Weber Bitterroot mandolin. Peter said that out of all the mandolins in our mandolin room, this was his favorite one. It produces the entire spectrum of sound from a mandolin – scintillating highs, thunderous lows and acoustically transparent mids. He’s a professional musician in Cirque du Soleil.

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Martin (new) D-18GE

In an effort to get in touch with its own historical antecedents the C F Martin Company has gradually brought back the D-18 of the 1930s.  Its salient features are numerous:  Adirondack spruce top and Advanced X Forward Shifted Golden Era scalloped bracing, Waverly Nickel tuners with Butterbean Knobs, and Geib style #545 hardshell case.
The C F Martin List Price is $4499

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Goodall (used, 2002) Rosewood Parlor 12-fret slothead

This extremely fine guitar has been owned by a famous singer-songwriter, and a hero of the folk movement, Terre Roche and is accompanied by a letter from the artist that reads, in part “Here’s to my wonderful Goodall guitar which was custom made for me in the fall of 2002 by master guitar-maker James Goodall.  I don’t normally name my guitars, but I call ‘Garuda’ after the mythic bird hatched full-blown in mid-air who never lands.   I played this guitar on the last Roches’ record, ‘Moonswept,’ on my niece Lucy Wainwright Roche’s record, ‘Lucy,’ and on the first Afro-Jersey CD ‘Afro-Jersey.’    

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Collings (new) MF-5 Mandolin, one of their top models

The Collings MF5 is a fully appointed F-model with a carved seasoned Adirondack "Red" spruce top and premium maple back and sides. With its superb tone, elegant stylings and unmatched playability, the MF5 is sure to please the most discerning eyes and ears.  Also behind the ears where most of us like to get scratched.  An MF5 is definitely a reassuring pet on the top of the head along with an infinitely sincere "Gu'boy."  

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Martin (used, 1936) D-18 acoustic guitar

According to our beloved Wikipedia:  The Holy Grail is a dish, plate, stone, or cup that is part of an important theme of Arthurian literature. A grail, wondrous but not explicitly "holy," first appears in Perceval le Gallois, an unfinished romance by Chrétien de Troyes: it is a processional salver used to serve at a feast.  The legend of the Holy Grail combines Christian lore with a Celtic myth of a cauldron endowed with special powers.     This guitar has special powers.   NOW ON SALE -- WAS $75,000.  

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