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Mandolins $250 - $500

The mandolin is actually a descendent of the lute family of instruments. The typical bluegrass mandolin has 8 strings, four sets of 2 adjacent strings tuned to the same note. The tuning is the same as the violin (GDAE) and the exact reverse of a bass. We have a great selection of mandolins in this price range, mostly A styles, some with solid woods, but also a few F styles. As always, you should buy as much mandolin as your budget allows, but if your budget puts you in this category, rest assured that you can find a great instrument here!

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Kentucky KM150S All Solid A Style Mandolin
Kentucky KM150S All Solid A Style Mandolin
With a wealth of professional features designed into this best selling A-model mandolin, the KM-150S is sure to please any player, at any level. Case Optional.
Product# KM150S
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The Loar LM-170-VSM Grassroots A-Style Mandolin
The Loar LM-170-VSM Grassroots A-Style Mandolin
layers will immediately respond to the classic “chop” only a quality mandolin can deliver. We've hand-carved the spruce tops to optimize each instrument's individual character, and the thin “V” profile of the maple neck fits comfortably in the player's hand. Our removal of the fretboard extension beyond the 20th fret allows for easy strumming without the classic problem of getting hung up on the extended upper frets. Grassroots Series mandolins are finished with Grover tuners, D'Addario strings and our unique “Harp” logo headstock decal. Whether for traditional bluegrass or more modern styles, our Grassroots Series delivers the tone, style and vibe today's mandolin players want from their instruments.
Product# LM-170-VSM
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Savannah SF-100-SN F Model Mandolin
Savannah SF-100-SN F Model Mandolin
Savannah is dedicated to bringing classic acoustic instruments of the American folk tradition to players of all levels. With outstanding features and unbeatable values, Savannah instruments are a great way to explore popular acoustic instruments at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality. With a variety of models to suit every style and level of player, Savannah instruments are the perfect match for a sunny afternoon jam, an open mic, or anywhere in between. Spruce Top Maple Back & Sides Extended 24-Fret Fingerboard Ebony Bridge Nickel Tuners Includes Featherweight Case Available in Sunburst or Black 2 Year Warranty
Product# SF-100-SN
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Savannah SF-120-SN Lafayette Mandolin
Savannah SF-120-SN Lafayette Mandolin
Savannah is dedicated to bringing classic acoustic instruments of the American folk tradition to players of all levels. With outstanding features and unbeatable values, Savannah instruments are a great way to explore popular acoustic instruments at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality. With a variety of models to suit every style and level of player, Savannah instruments are the perfect match for a sunny afternoon jam, an open mic, or anywhere in between. Spruce Top Maple Back, Sides, & Neck Ebony Bridge Nickel-Plated Tuning Machines Sunburst Satin Finish Also Available With Pickup (-E) 2 Year Warranty
Product# SF-120-SN
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Kentucky Standard A-Model F-Hole
Kentucky Standard A-Model F-Hole
Every Kentucky mandolin is meticulously hand-crafted from the finest materials to produce the best possible instrument for players at every level. Taking advantage of our strength in the market, as well as our extensive knowledge of musical instrument construction, Saga has reintroduced the KM-160 A-model mandolin.
Product# KM-160
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The Loar LM-175-VSM Grassroots A-Style Mandolin
The Loar LM-175-VSM Grassroots A-Style Mandolin
Players will immediately respond to the classic “chop” only a quality mandolin can deliver. We've hand-carved the spruce tops to optimize each instrument's individual character, and the thin “V” profile of the maple neck fits comfortably in the player's hand. Our removal of the fretboard extension beyond the 20th fret allows for easy strumming without the classic problem of getting hung up on the extended upper frets. Grassroots Series mandolins are finished with Grover tuners, D'Addario strings and our unique “Harp” logo headstock decal. Whether for traditional bluegrass or more modern styles, our Grassroots Series delivers the tone, style and vibe today's mandolin players want from their instruments.
Product# LM-175-VSM
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Kentucky Deluxe Artist Master A-Model
Kentucky Deluxe Artist Master A-Model
Every Kentucky Artist mandolin is meticulously hand-crafted from the finest materials to produce the finest possible instrument for players of every level. The redesigned KM-250 Artist A-model series of mandolins is no exception.
Product# KM-250
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Kentucky KM-270 Artist Oval Hole A-Style Mandolin
Kentucky KM-270 Artist Oval Hole A-Style Mandolin
Before 1922, most popular mandolins had Oval-shaped sound holes; offering a distinctive sound that played a significant role in shaping the sound of popular music of the day. The diminutive size, unique voice, and relative affordability made it perfect for a wide range of musical styles. To this day, vintage examples of these popular A-style instruments are still played by discerning musicians and coveted by collectors around the world. Now, anyone can afford to own this legendary mandolin design in a Kentucky KM-270 A-style mandolin with the oval sound hole! Incorporating the best features of vintage designs, and using only the best tone woods, each instrument is expertly hand-carved and graduated to produce an instrument with a tone, look and build quality of highly prized collectible instruments. So take a step back in time by playing a new instrument that combines all the best features of old and the new -priced so that is affordable to all players.
Product# KM-270
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Gold Tone GME-4 Electric 4 String Mandolin
Gold Tone GME-4 Electric 4 String Mandolin
his solid body 4-string electic mandolin is great for Texas swing, folk, and even Rock N’ Roll. The maple radiused fingerboard plays very quickly. The stacked humbucking pickup is extremely quiet for recording and includes tone and volume control. Includes Gigbag.
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Kentucky Standard A Model Oval Mandolin
Kentucky Standard A Model Oval Mandolin
Kentucky Artist Collection "Oval Hole" A-Model Mandolins combine the best features of traditional 1920's instruments to provide unique modern instruments with the flexibility to handle today's demanding performance requirements. Each KM-160, in addition to the oval sound hole, has a bound rosewood fingerboard on a maple neck that joins the body at the 10th fret.
Product# KM-171
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The Loar LM-220-VS Performer A-Style Mandolin
The Loar LM-220-VS Performer A-Style Mandolin
With hand-shaped x-bracing and stripped down appointments, the hand-carved LM-220 gives players the sound they’ve come to expect from The Loar. The LM-220 is assembled with a solid hand-carved spruce top and solid maple back and sides. The maple neck has a comfortable rounded v-profile to fit in the hand perfectly. For players who prefer a more streamlined look, the LM-220 has a single layer of ivoroid binding. High-quality Grover tuners, nickel hardware and an extremely thin lacquer finish all combine to make this professional-quality instrument an amazing value.
Product# LM-220-VS
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The Loar LM-370-VSM Grassroots F-Style Mandolin
The Loar LM-370-VSM Grassroots F-Style Mandolin
Players will immediately respond to the classic “chop” only a quality mandolin can deliver. We've hand-carved the spruce tops to optimize each instrument's individual character, and the thin “V” profile of the maple neck fits comfortably in the player's hand. Our removal of the fretboard extension beyond the 20th fret allows for easy strumming without the classic problem of getting hung up on the extended upper frets. Grassroots Series mandolins are finished with Grover tuners, D'Addario strings and our unique “Harp” logo headstock decal. Whether for traditional bluegrass or more modern styles, our Grassroots Series delivers the tone, style and vibe today's mandolin players want from their instruments.
Product# LM-370-VSM
More info on The Loar LM-370-VSM Grassroots F-Style MandolinBuy The Loar LM-370-VSM Grassroots F-Style Mandolin Now!List Price: US $533.99Our Price: US $399.99

Savannah SF-200-SN Solid F Model Mandolin
Savannah SF-200-SN Solid F Model Mandolin
Savannah is dedicated to bringing classic acoustic instruments of the American folk tradition to players of all levels. With outstanding features and unbeatable values, Savannah instruments are a great way to explore popular acoustic instruments at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality. With a variety of models to suit every style and level of player, Savannah instruments are the perfect match for a sunny afternoon jam, an open mic, or anywhere in between. Solid Hand-Carved Spruce Top Solid Hand-Carved Maple Back & Sides Solid Maple Neck Rosewood Fretboard and Bridge Nickel-Plated Hardware 2 Year Warranty
Product# SF-200-SN
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The Loar LM-290-MS Contemporary A-Style Mandolin
The Loar LM-290-MS Contemporary A-Style Mandolin
The LM-290's top is hand-carved from solid spruce, and the back and sides are hand-carved from solid maple. The flat fretboard extension provides maximum picking clearance so players can feel comfortable going all the way up the classic v-neck. We've added some other impressive features, including Grover reverse-gear tuning machines and a satin tobacco sunburst finish. Despite its stripped down vibe, the LM-290 retains the essentials of a great sounding mandolin, and the solid hand carved woods really open up under the thin satin finish.
Product# LM-290-MS
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The Loar LM-375-VSM Grassroots F-Style Mandolin
The Loar LM-375-VSM Grassroots F-Style Mandolin
Players will immediately respond to the classic “chop” only a quality mandolin can deliver. We've hand-carved the spruce tops to optimize each instrument's individual character, and the thin “V” profile of the maple neck fits comfortably in the player's hand. Our removal of the fretboard extension beyond the 20th fret allows for easy strumming without the classic problem of getting hung up on the extended upper frets. Grassroots Series mandolins are finished with Grover tuners, D'Addario strings and our unique “Harp” logo headstock decal. Whether for traditional bluegrass or more modern styles, our Grassroots Series delivers the tone, style and vibe today's mandolin players want from their instruments.
Product# LM-375-VSM
More info on The Loar LM-375-VSM Grassroots F-Style MandolinBuy The Loar LM-375-VSM Grassroots F-Style Mandolin Now!List Price: US $599.99Our Price: US $449.99

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