A friend is thinking of looking at this local (for him - not me) mandolin and has asked me for advice. #I'm not really a Gibson guy, so I'm turning to you folks.
Questions: #1) This is a Charlie Derrington signed label - right?; # 2) Would this instrument be made in Montana or Nashville?; # 3) The neck/fingerboard: #What is the nut width (1 1/16" or 1 1/8" or ??), #radiused or flat?, #fret size - thin wire or guitar gauge wire?; #4) Now the ultimate question: #There's been a lot of talk since Mr Derrington's untimely death. #Would you say this mandolin represents good value _now_ , #and what about a prediction of future value?
Thanks for all help.