114 S. Juliana Street Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-2187
Bedford Banjo Shop
USED Mandolin Family Instruments
USED 1908 Fairbanks-Vega mandolin banjo (sn 24988) This very early example of this model made by Vega was made when Vega was still using the A.C. Fairbanks metal tag. 7.25" full spun rim, 13.25" scale, mahogany neck. Original hardware, including tuners. Nice set up with calfskin head. Excellent condition. Includes 1920s hard case. $425
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USED Risa electric mandolin Made in Germany. Chambered solid body with sunburst finish, pearloid pickguard, lipstick pickup, volume and tone controls. Near mint condition. Includes padded bag. $495
USED 2009 Rono "Mandonator" F-style acoustic/electric resonator mandola Rare, 18.5" scale mandola made by renowned Colorado luthier, Ron Oates. Flamed maple top and back, maple neck, comfortable 1 9/16" nut width. Includes very solid case with outrageously flamboyant plush lining! $2495
USED1950s Supro Florentine electric mandolin Made by Kay. One pickup, volume and tone controls. Can be played acoustically with full mandolin volume. Nice original, solidly built player with fine set up. SOLD
USED Fender FM-100 A-style mandolin package Excellent starter mandolin in excellent condition. Includes padded bag, new instructional DVD and picks. SOLD
USED Weber Maverick solid body 8-string electric mandolin (sn 701704) Three point, solid mahogany body, set mahogany neck, DiMarzio dual blade humbucker pickup with three positions, adjustable bridge. Excellent condition and set up. Includes case. SOLD
USED c. 1900 A.C. Fairbanks mandola banjo Very rare and original 15" scale, double strung banjo tuned in fifths, currently FCGD. (Not to be confused with the very common, shorter-scaled mandolin banjo.) This instrument may have been built by the Vega company shortly after purchasing Fairbanks.
7 1/2" spunover rim, calfskin head and barrel nuts. There's a repaired spot in the neck close to the headstock on the bass side. Excellent fresh set up. Includes padded bag. SOLD
USED c. 1920 Barera bowl back mandolin 21 ribs, spruce top, mahogany neck, open geared tuners with bone buttons, new strings. SOLD
USED 1950s Kay N-2 acoustic/electric mandolin
Tobacco sunburst finish, single coil DeArmond pancake pickup, new strings and set up, ready to play. $195