This is my first post here, I'm a guitarist who happened to buy a Fender electric mandolin several years ago. It was beat up then and it hasn't gotten any better I loved the idea of four strings and the look. I've recorded a little with it and played it live a couple of times over the years.
I'd really appreciate opinions from you guys who know about these things:
* What's it worth, in your opinion? I've had several people comment on it and I saw one recently sold on ebay for $1,200.
* Is there a way to know the exact year from the serial number?
* Is there a great player out there who really wants such an instrument, not to collect, but to play? This is an instrument that could be restored but, I've been afraid to touch it and ruin the "value".
There is a text file in the above photos directory with contact and other info, but please understand, this post is not a spam to sell the thing. I'm just asking for any and all comments. The file is there because I have sent the photo directory to individuals who've expressed interest.