Whether you are looking for a unique vintage instrument, or a fine modern interpretation of a classic, we can assist in the search and selection. We understand how important it is to choose the correct strings, cases, fittings and accessories for you and your instrument. Written appraisals serve a variety of purposes.
And my husband said, "What are you going to do with that? It's an A-4 model with a black finish. One of the characteristics of the A-4 is the fancier rosette around here where there's two rope snake purflings and an inlay of ivoroid plastic, and then a fancy end of the fingerboard.
Vintage used handmade North American mandolins and mandolas Used handmade North American mandolins. A beautiful F4 from Rosta.
Note: To see larger images, 'right-click' the thumbnail image and select 'open in new tab'. This will open the full hi-res image in a new tab on your browser. This Gibson F4 Mandolin is in wonderful condition for a instrument.
Appearance of new instruments may vary slightly unless Serial Number is listed. This vintage Gibson A-2 Mandolin is a gorgeous example of Gibson's simpler line of early mandos, here with a Sheraton Brown stained Spruce top. At close to a century old, it does have some wear and dings, but it plays beautifully.
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This one with its properly proportioned classic florentine body and F Style headstock looks the best in my opinion and it also feels really natural to play. Easy action and very responsive pickup with controls that work smoothly. Gold tuning pegs and chrome custom tailpiece. Ebony adjustable bridge and sturdy input jack.