There is a 1930s National Mandolin at a local music store. It needs a neck reset before it will be playable. I am really interesed in this instrument, but have not had the oppurtunity to play one yet... Do any of you folks have one? If so, what do you think? I tried to find some on the net, but failed miserably. What do you think the range of values should be for something like this? There is significant wear on the back and where your arm would rest. I guess I just want to know if I stand a chance at getting ahold of this one!
Assuming that it is priced reasonably, what are some common things that go wrong with these types of mandos? I imagine that they have similar issues as their dobro brothers? I appreciate any info you can give me! Thanks!