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Here are photos of a few Stiver Mandolins taken from the early 1980s up to the present time.  Click a picture to get a larger view.

 

This and the following 3 pictures is an F model made in 1989 
1989 a

 


1989 b

 

 

1989 c

 

 

1989 d

 

 

This is a "One of a kind" F model Peghead.

 

 

Another "One of a kind" peghead; A 10 string mandolin.

 

 

An A model with an Irish theme in dark amber color.

 

 

A Bigleaf Maple F model with a solid (no sunburst) color. 

 

 

 

A natural finish F model with stained top and tortoise color binding.

 

 

A standard F model in satin chestnut color.

 

 

 

Another standard F model.

 

 

An F model in gloss finish.

 

 

 

Another gloss finish F model.

 

 

Front and back of a standard F model.

 

 

 

 

A  "3 point" peghead. 

 

 

 

 

Here is a Standard F peghead with satin finish.

 

 

 

This is the James™ tailpiece currently used on all Stiver mandolins.

 

 

A pair of F models

 

 

Another F model peghead.

 

 

One of Jesse McReynolds' mandolins

 

 

 

 

Jesse McReynolds with his 1978 Brazilian Rosewood Stiver mandolin.

 

 

 

Another natural finish F model

 

 

 

 

Back and top of a natural satin finish A model.

 

 

 

My own personal mandolin made in 1983 with a Tone-Gard™. The discoloring on the neck is where the finish has worn off. I prefer it that way as the bare wood has less drag on the hand on hot humid days. 

 

 

A 1979  East Indies Rosewood F model. The discoloration on the back is a reflection.

 

 

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