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    i looked at that and thought, "now i know someone who could fix that." (it's true, i've seen some really badly damaged stuff owned by celebs in his workshop)
    so many mandolins, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Kimble View Post
    You are so right - knowing that the instrument is covered makes a big difference. Would be very sad to lose your main axe this way.

    Might be a few parts that can be recycled - tuners, bridge, tailpiece? I am glad he didn't take any photos that reveal my top secret internal construction...

    Will
    Not sure about the tailpiece, but the tuners and bridge are good. I did see your well hidden signature in there and it was fun to see the inside carved just like you described it to me. It made that description really clear. You do realize it's not too late to take some revealing photos, don't you? Send me 20 bucks and I won't (heh heh).

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    Was she a banjo player by any chance?
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    Wait, would it have survived in a Travelite case????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandowilli View Post
    Was she a banjo player by any chance?
    Nope, just a left handed guitar player, and a really good potter.

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    That hurts to look at. Let us hope that Will's "top secret internal construction" doesn't involve a central nervous system.

    It's good that you have insurance and another mandolin.

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    Wow! Mandolins seem to be no match for car tires or fireplace pokers. I'm thinking duck tape might be just the thing to put this back together.
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    You just sold me an insurance policy.
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    That's not gonna buff out, is it!
    Sorry for your loss.

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    Got Duct Tape ?

    I admire your attitude.

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    This happens when you leave the mandolin in front of a speaker at 11 through a Spinal Tap CD. Three cheers to your positive attitude and I hope you replace to your hearts content.

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    What was the name of the special musicians instrument insurance? I've got my home owners (with extra charges)to cover my 3 now but I would like to have another carrier give me an estimate to compare.
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    My Dad's a TV repairman, he can fix it. -Spicoli, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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    Kudos to you for your good attitude--it was, after all, made by a still-living luthier who is, in the scheme of things, just hitting his stride. The fingerboard, and maybe the entire neck, is intact; maybe Will could mate it up to a new body.

    I made a ton of mistakes in high school that seemed awful at the time but I now appreciate taught me lessons that saved me heartache down the road. I hope that whoever killed this mando will be more careful driving in the future--the next squash-ee may not be so replaceable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank View Post
    What was the name of the special musicians instrument insurance? I've got my home owners (with extra charges)to cover my 3 now but I would like to have another carrier give me an estimate to compare.
    Actually, there is no special insurance. I'm assuming it's covered by the squishers auto insurance (that's what my agent told me) or by my home owners insurance (my agent also told me that in the past).

    I've seen threads on here about special instrument insurance but don't recall the company name.

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    Oh dear ...

    Well, homeowner's insurance may not apply in an incident that occurred away from home. Since someone's car damaged your property, it does seem reasonable to go after the auto insurance, just as you would if someone drove into your living room.

    My policy is through Heritage Insurance at http://www.musicins.com. I believe Scott and several other folks here also have Heritage policies. The other company offering this kind of insurance is Clarion (http://www.clarionins.com/).
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    And again, congrats on your attitude. Some folks suggested that the neck might still be usable. Which reminds me of the '70s Sesame Street, when Ernie - full of love - tried to cheer up a monster weeping over his broken guitar (ukulele, actually). Anybody remembers that?

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    Bill,

    That's a great attitude you have to it. Its not a tragedy as no-one was hurt but I would have cried for a few hours. To see one of Will's great mandolins like that is heartbreaking.
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    don't donate that money yet, because auto insurance as well as homeowner's insurance does not cover replacement cost. they depreciate everything and you get the net amount. If you've got a 40's martin and a master model, then I'd get them a policy with Heritage. I think the first $40k of coverage is around $300.
    so many mandolins, so little time.

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    These people might know how to use the neck and tuners.
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    wow...was the train OK?
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    Thank you for your service Kimble 136. There will never be another like you. You will be missed. RIP.

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    Won't be needing a Hacklinger to check out the graduations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Snyder View Post
    All these jokes may look stupid pretty soon. Do not assume. Find out. This could get ugly.
    Just spoke to my insurance agent. He reassured me that it should be covered under my friends auto insurance for the value of the instrument - which is already depreciated out. He'll help me if it comes to that.

    You are right about the warning not to assume.

    Bill

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