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F-Style Mandolins

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  1. The Loar LM-310F Hand-Carved F-Style Mandolin
    Product Price $349.99
    Or $15/month^ for 24 months* Details
  2. The Loar LM-520 Hand-Carved F-Model Acoustic Mandolin
    Product Price $599.99
    Or $13/month^ for 48 months* Details
  3. The Loar LM-600 F-Model Mandolin
    The Loar LM-600 F-Model Mandolin
    Product Price $899.99
    Or $19/month^ for 48 months* Details
  4. The Loar Contemporary F-Style Mandolin
    Product Price $599.99
    Or $13/month^ for 48 months* Details
  5. Kentucky KM-650 Standard F-model Mandolin
    Product Price $1,395.00
    Or $30/month^ for 48 months* Details
  6. Gold Tone GM-35 F-Style Mandolin
    Gold Tone GM-35 F-Style Mandolin
    Product Price $419.99
  7. Pre-Order
    Kentucky KM-858 Artist F-model Mandolin
    Product Price $1,795.00
    Or $38/month^ for 48 months* Details
  8. Pre-Order
    Kentucky KM-756 Deluxe F-model Mandolin
    Product Price $1,495.00
    Or $32/month^ for 48 months* Details
  9. Pre-Order
    Kentucky KM-656 Standard F-model Mandolin
    Product Price $1,395.00
    Or $30/month^ for 48 months* Details
  10. Pre-Order
    Kentucky KM-750 Deluxe F-model Mandolin
    Product Price $1,495.00
    Or $32/month^ for 48 months* Details
  11. Pre-Order
    Ortega RMF90TS F-Style Mandolin
    Ortega RMF90TS F-Style Mandolin
    Product Price $549.99
    Or $12/month^ for 48 months* Details
  12. Ortega RMF50VY Mandolin
    Ortega RMF50VY Mandolin
    Product Price $499.99
    Or $11/month^ for 48 months* Details
  13. Epiphone MM-40L "F" style Mandolin
    Product Price $699.00
    Or $15/month^ for 48 months* Details
  14. Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin
    Kentucky KM-1500 Master F-Model Mandolin
    Product Price $2,695.00
    Or $57/month^ for 48 months* Details
  15. Kentucky KM-855 Artist F-Model Mandolin
    Kentucky KM-855 Artist F-Model Mandolin
    Product Price $1,184.24
    Or $25/month^ for 48 months* Details
    Open Box:
    $1,042.13
  16. Private Reserve
    Gibson F-5G Mandolin
    Gibson F-5G Mandolin
    Product Price $6,399.00
    Or $134/month^ for 48 months* Details
  17. Private Reserve
    Gibson F-9 Mandolin
    Gibson F-9 Mandolin
    Product Price $5,299.00
    Or $111/month^ for 48 months* Details
  18. Price Drop
    Kentucky KM-850 Artist F-Model Mandolin
    Kentucky KM-850 Artist F-Model Mandolin
    Product Price $1,221.61
    Or $26/month^ for 48 months* Details
  19. Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin
    Ibanez M522S F-Style Mandolin
    Product Price $299.99
    Open Box:
    $290.39
  20. Ibanez M700AVS Spruce/Maple F-Style Mandolin
    Product Price $549.99
    Or $12/month^ for 48 months* Details
  21. The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin
    The Loar LM-700 F-Model Mandolin
    Product Price $1,049.99
    Or $22/month^ for 48 months* Details
  22. Kentucky KM-300E Electric Mandolin
    Kentucky KM-300E Electric Mandolin
    Product Price $595.00
    Or $13/month^ for 48 months* Details
  23. Ortega RMFE40SBK Acoustic-Electric Mandolin
    Product Price $499.99
    Or $11/month^ for 48 months* Details
  24. Luna Guitars BGM Moonbird F-Style Piezo Mandolin
    Product Price $369.00
    Or $16/month^ for 24 months* Details
  25. Gold Tone F-style Mando-Guitar For Guitarists
    Product Price $579.99
    Or $13/month^ for 48 months* Details
  26. Washburn F-Style Mandolin Vintage
    Washburn F-Style Mandolin Vintage
    Product Price $603.27
    Or $13/month^ for 48 months* Details
  27. Washburn Florentine Cutaway Mandolin
    Product Price $497.60
    Or $21/month^ for 24 months* Details
    Open Box:
    $437.89
  28. Kentucky KM-1000 Master F-Model Mandolin
    Product Price $2,195.81
    Or $46/month^ for 48 months* Details
  29. Kentucky KM-1050 Master F-Model Mandolin
    Kentucky KM-1050 Master F-Model Mandolin
    Product Price $2,095.80
    Or $44/month^ for 48 months* Details
  30. Private Reserve
    Gibson F-5 Master Model Mandolin
    Gibson F-5 Master Model Mandolin
    Product Price $20,199.00
    Or $421/month^ for 48 months* Details
  31. Private Reserve
    Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin
    Gibson F-5L "The Fern" Mandolin
    Product Price $9,699.00
    Or $203/month^ for 48 months* Details
  32. Private Reserve
    Gibson Sam Bush Signature Model Mandolin
    Gibson Sam Bush Signature Model Mandolin
    Product Price $10,999.00
    Or $230/month^ for 48 months* Details
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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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