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Used Flatiron A5 Artist (1988)

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Flatiron A5 artist A-style mandolin in excellent+ condition. Built 1988.

Sitka top with flame maple back and sides. Ebony fingerboard. 

X-braced construction. Made in Bozeman, signed by Dennis Balian.

This mandolin is in exceptional condition for its age. We found one tiny (1/4") ding on the side, otherwise body is free of scratches, dents, etc. Some wear to gold tailpiece cover. Structurally in perfect shape with no prior repairs.

Fully set up here at Avenue Guitars. Frets at nearly 100%. Plays very well. 

Tonally this A5 Artist very loud and open. It has a full, complex voice and great sustain.

Includes original shaped hardshell case in very good condition.

Serial 88040907.

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Why shop at Avenue Guitars for your next acoustic instrument?

Family Owned for 40 Years

Avenue Guitars has been family owned and operated for nearly 40 years by John Ramsey. These days he gets help from his son, Sean, and his wife, Pam.

Check out our About Us page to learn more about our history. 


John and Sean bring a combined 50 years of experience to the table. We're happy to take the time answer any questions you might have before the sale, and we operate on a strict no-pressure policy.

Feel free to call (719-634-2228) or email (mail@avenueguitars.com) if you'd like to know more about this instrument!


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As a small, all-acoustic shop, we're able to offer a quiet and relaxed shopping experience. We don’t have an acoustic room because our store is the acoustic room!

We strive to keep our inventory in clean, playable, and in pristine condition.

Professional Setup

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Before shipping your new instrument, we inspect it carefully to ensure it's clean, has fresh strings, and is set up to original factory specs. 

Of course, we're more than happy to do a custom setup at no extra cost. Feel free to contact us beforehand with questions about your setup preferences, or leave a note in the comment box at checkout.

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With PayPal Credit you can easily apply for 6-month financing during the checkout process. There's no interest as long as the balance is paid in full within 6 months.

You can easily apply at checkout by providing just a few basic pieces of information, and you'll know instantly if you're approved.

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Through our partnership with Synchrony, we are able to offer the following financing options:

  • 6 months at 0% interest
  • 36 months at 13.99% APR

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