F-Style Mandolins to Play by the Fire This Winter

F-Style Mandolins to Play by the Fire This Winter

Let’s start with the highly collectible 1941 Gibson F5 Mandolin– it’s also solid, and ready to jam.

Gibson F5 Mandolin

Check out the back!

Gibson F5 Mandolin

1999 Paganoni Doyle Lawson model
number 6. $10,300
If you have been looking at Paganoni, this is the one.

Kelley F4 Mandolin

Here’s a very nice 2013 F4 by Kelley!  This is a great deal. $3500
Check out the video in the description at the link.

Don’t hesitate to Contact Bruce to discuss any instrument!

~10/30/23 ~ instruments posted here may be sold by the time you read this, thus not available at the link~

What do Ranger Mandolins Have to do with Weather and Cherries?

What do Ranger Mandolins Have to do with Weather and Cherries?

It’s spring here on the Flathead Lake Mando Shop and Orchard and we’re pretty happy about that. The last blizzard of the season took down a GIANT pine tree. It luckily went right down the row between cherry trees, grazing only three, but was SO big it took a lot of work to get it out of the orchard. During this storm the water in our cherry barn froze, also, and thus water damage. Bruce is working hard in getting it ready again for Cherry Harvest- which is only a couple of months away.

All is set up for building Rangers, finally- we took a trip recently and bought wood. While Bruce is making Ranger parts as he goes, the extra cleanup chores plus regular orchard work and, of course, his regular work on mandos put Ranger deliveries a little farther out.
We will alert all who have emailed, and gotten on the waiting list, as we get ready to ‘build to order’ in a few months.

We really appreciate your interest and patience for the Ranger Travel Mandos!

If you’re interested in receiving fresh cherries visit our Sound To Earth Orchard website and subscribe to the little newsletter to get 10% off your cherry order, after harvest. Last season many of our mando friends ordered and that was fun, not to mention tasty!

Following is a picture gallery of the orchard. We hope your spring is beautiful, too, AND full of bluegrass festivals.

Just for comparison sake! Here’s a short video of the blizzard taken while walking to the mando shop. The 3rd tree behind the little red house went down that night.

Currently An Amazing Little Collection of Vintage Gibson Mandos For Sale

Currently An Amazing Little Collection of Vintage Gibson Mandos For Sale

A Styles and F Styles! Check them out down below.

1917 Gibson A4 Mandolin

1917 Gibson A4, S/N-44012, with some nice upgrades and a killer voice!
Has had a recent refret with .080 EVO wire, new bone nut, new adjustable bridge, scalloped fingerboard, and Rubner tuners.
Comes in a newer shaped hard shell case.

Gibson A4 1917 Mandolin

Beautiful 1917 Gibson A4 #33136 in awesome condition with only a few dings. Has had a recent setup and plays great!
Comes in a shaped hard shell case.

Gibson Artist F Style Mandolin

SOLD-Gibson Artist model signed by David Harvey #80328011.  Big voice, great action, and a teeth rattling chop!  Only a couple of small finish dings.

Gibson Master Model Mandolin

SALE PENDING: Charlie Darrington signed 1999 Gibson Master Model #91115039.
Build is solid and it plays great after a fresh setup. The finish shows checking and wear.

And last, but not least and a screaming deal…

Here is a nice old Gibson H1 Mandola #65673.  Just had all the setup tweaks, .080 EVO re-fret, and new bone nut.
She’s an easy player with a growly voice.  Comes with the original hard shell case.

More Info and purchase at the links, but don’t hesitate to contact Bruce to discuss