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Violin: 5 String

  Beautiful hand-carved five string violin (with a low C) This is a hand-carved five string violin that is gorgeous to look at and has a lovely tone.  Constructed with a spruce top, maple back, sides and neck and ebony fingerboard, it comes with an oblong padded case and a good solid hand-carved Brazilwood bow. Weight: 8# SRP: $999 Cost/ea: $450 Cost/12: $400

Mandolin For Sale: The Ranger by Bruce Weber

  The Ranger, by Montana Lutherie (formerly Weber) SRP : $350 Case : padded gig bag Shipping & Handling : $28 This tiny 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.  The Ranger has a two-point flare giving it a larger chamber than its popular predecessor, ‘The Sweet Pea’, but it is still surprisingly quiet, perfect for hotel rooms or crowded campgrounds where people are trying to sleep! Here's my review of The Ranger

Mandolins For Sale: The Cat & Kitten

These two mandolins are very similar.  They are both F5-style, hand-carved out of air-dried tonewood.  Fittings include Tusq nuts, Brekke bridges, solid/cast tailpieces and Optima strings.  The difference between the two is the quality of tonewood, whereas the workmanship remains the same.  The Cat has been constructed with triple grade flamed sugar maple and triple grade spruce.  The Kitten has been built with broad-leaf maple and spruce.  Otherwise, they are both gorgeous to look at, bright but overall balanced tone, easy to play, perfect action, great balance and feel, loud enough to be heard over a fiddle or banjo without amplification, balanced for a chamber music ensemble as well. Hand-carved air-dried tonewood with attention to detail. I love these mandolins and I think you will too. The Cat is $999.   The Kitten is $549 Hard Shell Case is $125 Sorry, no shipping currently available, but you can arrange to have the products picked up at my location in Granby, MA.  Contact me for

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  Octave Mandolin Sweet Music provides lessons and workshops in bluegrass, celtic, classical and klezmer music on mandolin-family and violin-family instruments. Since 1986, we have been offering private lessons, workshops and performances.   This blog is a place for posting instruments, accessories and other stuff for sale.  Because of the restrictions applied due to the Coronavirus, all products listed are available for curbside pickup at our location in Granby, MA only. We accept payment via Venmo or PayPal only.  Sorry, no cash! Learn about taking mandolin or fiddle lessons online through our regular website: ​