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I'm new to the board and I'm looking for a custom f style mandolin. What do you guys& gals think about this one? It's on eBay.
Custom F Style Mandolin (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3720814611&category=10179&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBBI%3AIT&rd=1)
It doesn't look bad although the binding work may be a bit sloppy according to the photos. It's hard to tell how it will sound and that part would scare me off a bit. The neck joint doesn't appear to have the traditional appointment indicating a dovetail joint. You see this on 70's period Ibanez, Alverez, etc. There is a better chance of getting a good sounding instruments if you buy a known maker or brand. It's not a guarantee, of course, just better odds.
Email & ask for the closeups.......ugh!