Collings 2008 MF-5 Excellent Plus condition -Wide grain Adirondack Spruce top, highly flamed Maple one piece back, sides and neck, gold tuners with Ivoroid buttons, triple side bound body, Ebony bound fingerboard, Gold Collings one piece solid tailpiece and upgraded 1 3/16'' nut width. A very sweet sounding instrument with a big voice. Plenty of power and exquisite warm tone with a great “chop” anywhere on the neck. Beautiful wide grain Red Spruce at the bouts as well as the highly flamed one piece Maple back and shows very little playing wear. This one will deliver. Priced with OHC.
Product ID: c230
“The Altman” Loar Series F-5 Varnish Mandolin New - We are now the exclusive dealer for Altman mandolins out of Georgia and this instrument specifications are taken directly from Hershel Sizemore’s 1923 Lloyd Loar and is as close as can be obtained. Only the finest materials are used in this series such as the 220 year old Adirondack Spruce from West Virginia (many details), beautiful flamed one piece Maple back, sides & neck, grained Ivoroid bound Ebony fingerboard, triple bound body, bound headstock with traditional Abalone & Pearl “Flowerpot” inlay, Ebony traditional full contact bridge, 1 1/16’’ Pearl nut, traditional Cremona sunburst varnish finish, Waverly chrome tuners with Pearl buttons and “James” tailpiece with engraved “The Altman” logo. The overall sound of this instrument is smooth, rich and vibrant as if were played for decades. The low end is “silky” warm and very resonant, the midrange “pops & pings” with extreme cutting power and the high end screams with clarity with warm edge which in turn makes for a most pleasing balance. The “chop” anywhere on the neck emits that “woof” directly out of the chamber. This description of sound can be heard on You Tube while Hershel is playing both his Loar and this one. Again the same specifications with the exception of the abbreviated fingerboard extension. Before purchasing any upper tier instrument, do yourself a huge favor and play this one as it is very serious and contains a lot of “magic.” Priced with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: c200
Altman 2008 MF-5 Varnish Excellent condition - Extremely deep warm “woody” open tone with “woof, pop and ping.” Make a “G-Chop” you can feel and hear the air flooding out of the “F” holes. The overall sound is liken unto sixty plus years of playing. Very powerful with clarity and balance in all registers with no fall-off. Adirondack Spruce top, one piece highly flamed Maple back, side & neck, varnish finish, triple side bound body, neck & peghead, engraved “James” tailpiece, 1 1/8’’ FWI nut, Waverly tuners, Ebony scooped fingerboard, Ebony abbreviated pickguard and Ebony traditional bridge. Plays like butter and sounds sweeter than honey. Priced with form-fit hard case.
Product ID: c210