Ranger Travel Mandolin

(2 customer reviews)


Unfortunately it’s taking longer to resume building Rangers, after our move, than we anticipated.
We are keeping a list of people to notify when we do start up again- just Contact Us and we’ll get hold of you.
Thanks so much for your patience!!

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This tough little mandolin will go anywhere with you weighing less than two pounds in the case.

Sporting a smaller profile than a standard mandolin, but having a standard scale/neck size, it plays like a full size mando. It’s also a great Beginner Mandolin as you can be assured of quality construction and setup, with great Player Support, and made in the USA.  It comes with a handy small Mandolin Chord Book.

The Ranger has a two-point flare giving it a larger sound chamber than its popular predecessor, ‘The Sweet Pea’, increasing the volume.

Added to this is the quality of design, attention to detail, and great customer service you’ve come to expect in instruments from Bruce and Mary Weber.

*While we show some in stock we usually build these to order, especially the customs, and they take about 2 weeks to ship.

*FREE SHIPPING:  We will ship Rangers USPS Mail, to US addresses, at no charge to you.

Choose ‘Ranger Mandolin Only’ Shipping at checkout.
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Standard Specifications:

Sitka Spruce top
Maple body/neck/peghead
Standard 1 1/8” bone nut
Ebony Ranger Star Inlay
14” Scale length
Maple Fingerboard
Ebony Bridge
Custom Shell Tailpiece
Natural Color and satin oil finish
Padded Gig Bag and Leather Cord Strap included
Size: 23 inches long, 7 3/4 inches wide, 1 1/4 inches deep (without bridge)
Instrument itself weighs about 1.6 lbs, or .72 KG.  The gig bag weighs about 1 lb.

We can do more customizations, just Contact Us to talk about them!

Here’s a nice letter from one of our creative Ranger Players:
Hi Mary and Bruce,
I am so sorry for the late response. I was out of town when the Ranger arrived (a neighbor held it). What a pleasant surprise when I got it in my hands!
I can only write good things. Great fit and finish, excellent setup, and gorgeous inlay! Out of the box and tuned, the Ranger was incredible to play – as smooth as butter. I decided to take it to a couple of jams to see how it “fit in”. Wow! Even with its diminutive size, this mandolin has a strong voice. Although I expected to use the Ranger as a easily accessible practice and travel instrument, I think it will spend some time in public.
Thank you, Mary and Bruce for returning to Montana, opening Montana Lutherie, and building my Ranger. Without a doubt, it is the best travel mandolin. (And, again, the wheat shock inlay is stunning – I love it!)
My Best,

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 24.0 × 12.0 × 6.0 in
Neck Width

Standard Neck Width, Wide Nut


Standard Flat, Radiused

Fingerboard Woods

Standard Maple, Ebony with MOP Dots

Peghead Veneer

Standard Maple with Ebony Star, Ebony with MOP Star


Standard Natural, Custom Color-Contact Us


Standard Maple, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut


Standard No Pickup, Internal Twin Pickup with Endpin Jack

2 reviews for Ranger Travel Mandolin

  1. sstrock58

    I have owned and played a Sweet Pea made in September 21, 2001 for several years before moving up to a 2014 Bitterroot A made in Bend. I have played the new Ranger and found it to be a great quality solid wood instrument worthy of being used in many settings. Steve Strock

  2. nickypolo

    I love my Ranger! I upgraded to the walnut with radiused ebony fretboard. From the start I was blown away with how great it looked and sounded! You can’t beat its size and portability as well! Overall, a solid instrument and must buy for any mandolinist who wants a mandolin that can go just about anywhere!!!

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