1985 Steve Carlson Flatiron A-5 Mandolin
An absolutely "as new", Montana-made Flatiron mandolin, that's spent the last 25+ years stored in a closet. We bought the mandolin, just as it had been stored, with strings, bridge and tailpiece removed. We installed nickel Gotoh tuners with ebony buttons and a nickel James tailpiece. Our luthier, Jim Bennett, installed a new pearl nut and fitted a Randy Wood ebony bridge; with perfect, original frets and the new set-up, the mandolin plays easy and sounds great. Like most Carlson-era Flatirons, this mandolin has tons of volume and great "bark", making it perfect for bluegrass music.
This mandolin is built of extra fancy Curly maple and has a highly figured Sitka spruce top. It's stained, with more of a shaded finish, than a sunburst. The flat fretboard is made of ebony and the extension has been "scooped", to enhance playability. The mandolin comes with a new TKL-like hard case. The price is SOLD; sorry,this mandolin is no longer available.
Factory Distressed England Mandolin
Handmade in Caneyville, Ky by Brian England and Larry Shepperd. These mandolins are know for their beautiful inlay work! This one is not just all show and no go by no means! It will hold it's own at any Jam session or festival.
Sorry, this mandolin has been SOLD!