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Established 1970

Newson Mandolins

We are proud to be the exclusive USA distributor for new mandolins by Paul Newson of northern Michigan. Paul is a superb craftsman producing a limited number of handmade instruments featuring Adirondack spruce tops, well seasoned beautifully grained eastern maple, carefully graduated tops and backs, and French polish finish. These mandolins compare very favorably to vintage as well as new instruments costing multiples more.

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MF8623, new Newson A-5 Style
beautifully figured curly maple neck, back, and sides, modeled after a unique original 1923 Loar signed Gibson A-5 made for the Griffith School of Atlanta, silver plated Waverly tuners with mother of pearl buttons, French polish finish, radius fingerboard, a superb handcrafted instrument, Gator lightweight HC ... SOLD
MF8710, 2013 Newson model J
EXF, floating Kent Armstrong pickup with endpin jack, an exceptionally fine handmade instrument, tweed TKL HC ... SOLD
MF8726, 2017 Newson F-5
Adirondack spruce top, beautifully figured American hard maple neck, sides and two-piece back, shellac based hand rubbed finish, 1-1/8" nut width, radius fingerboard, a beautifully crafted exceptionally fine sounding instrument, TKL HC ... SOLD