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    The Loar LM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin The Loar LM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin
    The Loar LM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin

    No frills, just a hand-carved, fully graduated spruce top and hand-carved maple back for optimal tone.

    $467.49
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    Breedlove 2016 Crossover FF Mandolin Breedlove 2016 Crossover FF Mandolin
    $699.00
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    The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin
    The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin

    This professional F-model mando features elegant appointments, premium AAA tonewoods, and hardshell case.

    $978.81
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    $861.35
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    Washburn M3SWE F-Style Acoustic-Electric Mandolin w/case Washburn M3SWE F-Style Acoustic-Electric Mandolin w/case
    Washburn M3SWE F-Style Acoustic-Electric Mandolin w/case

    Hit the stage with impressive looks, classic tone and innovative functionality.

    $563.33
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    Epiphone MM-50E Professional Electric Mandolin Epiphone MM-50E Professional Electric Mandolin
    Epiphone MM-50E Professional Electric Mandolin

    A solid spruce top and stunning flamed maple body provide solid acoustic fundamentals. For perfectly balanced...

    $659.00
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    $579.92
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  2. Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin
    $1,839.17
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    Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin
    Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin

    This 8-string F-style mandolin features a flamed maple body, solid spruce top, mahogany neck, rosewood bridge...

    $299.99
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    Fender 63SE F-Style Concert Tone Mandolin Fender 63SE F-Style Concert Tone Mandolin
    $749.99
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    $659.99
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    Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin
    Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin

    The standard by which all other mandolins are judged.

    $8,799.00
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    Washburn M3SW F-Style Mandolin w/case Washburn M3SW F-Style Mandolin w/case
    Washburn M3SW F-Style Mandolin w/case

    A classic all solid wood F style mandolin with superb tone & projection!

    $528.65
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    $465.21
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    The Loar LM-600 F-Model Mandolin The Loar LM-600 F-Model Mandolin
    The Loar LM-600 F-Model Mandolin

    An all-solid, hand-carved mando at an affordable price.

    Starting at $754.94
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    Gretsch Guitars G9350 Park Avenue F Acoustic-Electric Mandolin Gretsch Guitars G9350 Park Avenue F Acoustic-Electric Mandolin
    $579.00
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    $509.52
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    Luna Guitars BGM Moonbird F-Style Piezo Mandolin Luna Guitars BGM Moonbird F-Style Piezo Mandolin
    $369.00
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    The Loar LM-500 F-Model Mandolin The Loar LM-500 F-Model Mandolin
    The Loar LM-500 F-Model Mandolin

    This all-solid mandolin has high-end features at an affordable price.

    $597.95
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    Washburn M118SW F-Style Mandolin Washburn M118SW F-Style Mandolin
    Washburn M118SW F-Style Mandolin

    The Washburn M118SW F-style mandolin features carved solid spruce top, bookmatched carved solid flamed maple...

    $799.00
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    Fender 63S F-Style Concert Tone Mandolin Fender 63S F-Style Concert Tone Mandolin
    $699.99
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    Kentucky KM-300E Electric Mandolin Kentucky KM-300E Electric Mandolin
    Kentucky KM-300E Electric Mandolin

    The KM-300E features a modified F-style basswood body shape with a bound maple neck with a radiused rosewood...

    $330.99
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    Michael Kelly Legacy White Out F Style Mandolin Michael Kelly Legacy White Out F Style Mandolin
    $749.99
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    $499.99
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    Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin
    Michael Kelly Legacy Elegante F-Style Mandolin

    A top-of-the-line mandolin with every upgrade available in appearance and tone.

    $599.99
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    Ibanez M700AVS Spruce/Maple F-Style Mandolin Ibanez M700AVS Spruce/Maple F-Style Mandolin
    $499.99
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    The Loar LM-375 Grassroots Series F-Style Mandolin The Loar LM-375 Grassroots Series F-Style Mandolin
    $400.90
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    $352.79
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    Gibson F-9 Mandolin Gibson F-9 Mandolin
    Gibson F-9 Mandolin

    Exquisite tone and consummate simplicity.

    $4,799.00
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  3. Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-Model Mandolin
    $1,499.99
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  4. Kentucky KM-1000B Master F-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-1000B Master F-Model Mandolin
    $1,481.06
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  1. Kentucky KM-1050 Master F-Model Mandolin Kentucky KM-1050 Master F-Model Mandolin
    $1,611.15
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    Gibson F-5G Mandolin Gibson F-5G Mandolin
    Gibson F-5G Mandolin

    Same brilliant luthiery and design as the F-5L with fewer frills for less cash.

    $5,799.00
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  3. Michael Kelly Legacy Black Out F Style Mandolin Michael Kelly Legacy Black Out F Style Mandolin
    $749.99
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    Gibson F-5 Master Model Mandolin Gibson F-5 Master Model Mandolin
    Gibson F-5 Master Model Mandolin

    Embodies the utmost skill, craftsmanship, and technical knowledge of the world's greatest mandolin makers.

    $16,599.00
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    Gibson Doyle Lawson Mandolin Gibson Doyle Lawson Mandolin
    Gibson Doyle Lawson Mandolin

    What happens when a brilliant artist collaborates with a master luthier.

    $10,299.00
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    Gibson Sam Bush Signature Model Mandolin Gibson Sam Bush Signature Model Mandolin
    Gibson Sam Bush Signature Model Mandolin

    A custom replica of Sam Bush's '38 F5.

    $9,999.00
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Evolving from the lute family in during the 17th and 18th centuries, the background of the mandolin spans hundreds of years. Copied from violin styling, the first mandolins were made by Orville Gibson, the founding father of the Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company. He produced two kinds of mandolins, the Gibson F-5, f-hole style and the basic F-style or Florentine design. These models are still in production today and are enjoyed by musicians around the world. The popularity of the mandolin remains constant, with this instrument being the go-to choice for a variety of genres of music including bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, classical orchestral, jazz and rock. The hit single “Losing My Religion” by alternative rock band R.E.M. is based on guitarist Peter Buck’s picking up the mandolin and teaching himself to play. He said that when he looks back on the day he composed the song that, “It was a bunch of learning how to play the mandolin, then there’s what became ‘Losing My Religion’, then then a whole bunch more of me learning to play the mandolin.”

So now that you’re in the market for a mandolin, how do you decide which one is right for your musical tastes? The f-style mandolin is a hollow-bodied instrument that never fails to produce a clear, pronounced sound. This style of mandolin exhibits scrolling F-shaped sound holes on each side of the strings of the instrument, much like its cousins the violin and viola. The f-holes give a clear, crisp tone due to the concentration of energy in vast overtones from the F-hole mandolin’s arched top.

The body of the mandolin is typically made of maple. A hard wood construction adds brilliance to the sound of the music, giving it a deep, resonating tone. Soft woods, such as mahogany or poplar, generally produce a more mellow sound that works well in music genres where a lighter, warmer tone is desired.

Whether you’re just starting out your musical journey or having been playing seriously for years, the beautifully-designed f-style mandolin will never cease to provide you with the perfect pitch time and time again.
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