Mandolin Brothers TV

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


Martin (new) Grand J-28LSE Baritone Guitar

The Martin Baritone guitar, tuned C-to-shining-C, having an approximately 27 ¾” scale length nut to saddle, measuring 1 ¾” at the nut and 2 ¼” at the bridge. Having waited seemingly for years, we are delighted to advise that C F Martin has not in any way disappointed us – they have chosen for their first popularly priced Baritone the Grand Jumbo body, measuring exactly 17” in body width at the lower bout, 12 7/8” at the upper bout and for any dress makers out there, 10 ½” at the waist. The Martin List Price is $3999

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Goodall (used, 2010 - 2011) Traditional TMHD

We would call this "excellent or even excellent plus" condition, showing only small signs of having been played—a few scuffs, a few small scratches - having a low comfortable action in every fret position.  THIS WAS PRICED AT $5356 BUT NOW ON SALE FOR:

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Martin (new) D-35MP

This example of this guitar happens to sound absolutely incredible!  It features a solid Sitka spruce top, 3-piece solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides, 1-3/4'' nut width, 545E Geib style hard shell case. 

The Martin List Price is $4199

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Martin (new) HD28V

This is “the new old reliable” – a modern guitar made much in the manner of a prewar Herringbone D-28 with just a few exceptions: it is made from East Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce, it has an adjustable truss rod, the modern modified V-hape neck is easier to use and hold than the prewar Louisville Slugger. ts.
The C F Martin List Price is $4,399

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Gibson (used) Kel Kroyden KK10 tenor converted to 6-string banjo

Virtually every Kel Kroyden that is not presently a tenor was once a tenor banjo, and was converted to whatever it is now by the judicious application of a replica neck. This one was born a tenor (just like Pavarotti) but around 1968 it was converted to Guitar-Banjo by the addition of a six-string neck. THIS WAS $6250 BUT IS NOW ON SALE (MAJOR REDUCTION IN PRICE).   

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Taylor (new) 8CE Baritone Guitar

A truly unique voice, the 8-string baritone GS complements the baritone’s lower tonal range by pairing two octave strings with the third and fourth strings, adding a touch of upper-octave brightness without too much 12-string jangle. The result is a guitar with incredible tonal range, perfect for walking bass lines and rich melodies.
The Taylor List Price is $3998

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Andy Statman Visits our Showroom

Andy Statman is, by anyone’s standards, one of the finest mandolin players in the United States. We find it interesting that Wikipedia gives him primary credit for being a klezmer clarinetist (Wiki doesn’t capitalize the K) and then, oh yes, also as a bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist. We, who have been lucky to have known him since the late ‘60s, stand in awe of his prodigious talent.

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