I have an opportunity to aquire an old mandolin and I'm hoping to tap into the expertise of this list to learn something about it! It needs refretting and there are a few cracks which need attention. #The tailpiece screw is
pulling out. It plays nicely, has lots of volume and a very bright, pleasant tone. I don't have the vocabulary to properly describe that but I like the sound of it. <g> As far as I can determine the intonation is pretty much right on and the only fretting problem appears to be caused by a worn fret wire.
I don't have a website but I've posted some pictures at the folowing link:
If that doesn't work, if you would be kind enough to look for and sign in at webshots as: #flatpikkr #with the password: #photo # I would appreciate any feedback you could give on this instrument. I don't know anything more about it than is visible in the pictures.
I'm thinking of buying it and would like to make the deal as fair as possible for myself and my friend who owns it.
Thanks for the bandwidth and the time and trouble,