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don richards
Feb-01-2007, 8:57pm
I just today(2/1/07) recieved my PRICETONE F5 -WOW!! I haven't put it down since unpacking it from Mr. Price. I've went thru many mandolins due to MAS. This mandolin blows em' ALL out the window - AND...right outta' the box/case! -What a deep woody tone - and response!. I called Mr. Price to tell him how much I appreciate his workmanship. If I had the equipment I would gladly put up a pic. to show this machine off. It's flawless - and plays so!! - $2500 w. HSC. I'm not - and have no vested ($$$) interest in Mr. Price's instruments - just wanted to share my delight with my fellow CAFE members. He also told me he is now making guitars. Thanks Lewis Price - and thanks folks for taking the time to read of my joy. Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Feb-01-2007, 9:09pm
Congrats Moose!

Feb-01-2007, 9:24pm
I had not heard of the Pricetone before. I found that they are made in South Carolina, the maker has
email pricetone@sc.rr.com) and phone 803-775-7724.
The website
shows this beautiful instrument

How much did you pay? You say @2500 ... is that the model same as
http://www.finemusicalinstruments.com shows a price of $4500

Feb-01-2007, 9:25pm
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Feb-02-2007, 10:38am
I been told the Prictones dont have an adjustable truss rod in them??

don richards
Feb-02-2007, 11:11am
Hey!! - the ABOVE pics are EXACT copies of my mando - great finish - workmanship AND "play-ability" - don't know about THAT $4500 mando as mentioned above - may be a "customized/extra-work piece!?? - in my conversation(s) with Mr. Price he "established an asking price of $2500 w. HSC!! (well..in FUTURE anyhow)-and yes, NO truss-rod.., not in mine anyhow. One word of caution - I stayed up last p.m. pick'n and got up this morn'in before breakfast pick'n this mandolin. I've felt a chilly-wind a' blowing ...seems to come from the direction of my wife. JEALOUS!!#### - Welll..., too bad...women may come and go..., good sounding mandolins don't come along every day!!....hee...hee... . Thanks guys... Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Feb-02-2007, 11:31am
I had a music "teacher" who played Pricetones and I got to play them a little. Beautifully made instruments with a great sound. Mr. Price is a gentleman of the old school and sells his instruments mainly at "pickin's" in and around South Carolina.

Feb-02-2007, 2:32pm
Where in SC does he reside? #I'm in the upstate.

Feb-02-2007, 3:05pm

Jim Garber
Feb-02-2007, 3:07pm
How much did you pay? You say @2500 ... is that the model same as
http://www.finemusicalinstruments.com shows a price of $4500
Harry West is not known for his bargains. I would guess that Mr. Price sells them to him for the same price as he would sell to us and Harry adds his profit margin.


Feb-02-2007, 3:19pm
"Harry West is not known for his bargains."

But he knows his stuff, can put a song across like nobodys business, and doesn't suffer fools gladly.
My kind of guy.


Jim Garber
Feb-02-2007, 3:24pm
Yeah, he is a character, for sure. I ran into him many times when he lived in New York. I always think of him more as a collector than a dealer, even tho he does sell things. He prices things to hold onto them, unless he finds someone who wants to pay his prices. He has had a few of the vintage mandolins, like that Vega CB, there for years now.


don richards
Feb-02-2007, 4:15pm
No offense intended - but...like I "quoted" per Mr. PRICE...$2500 - packed & shipped (althoughI DID pay insurance/shipping on FEDEX.) - I'm still a happy camper. Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Feb-02-2007, 4:58pm
Just called and spoke with Mrs. Price, very nice lady, and it sounds like the "price" is $2,500 for his 'F' style mandolin. I had called and spoken with Harry West and James West about some mandolins they have, nice folks. That being said, he has a walnut back and sides Pricetone listed for $4,500!!! I doubt the walnut would be considered an upgrade. Evidently this one was made from a walnut tree that fell in his yard. The mandolin was taken in on a trade for a fiddle. Nice looking mandolin. I thought their prices were kinda high too, but I was not trying to close a deal either, so I do not know how tight they are to their prices.

don richards
Feb-02-2007, 6:36pm
See above post = $2500!! - per MY conversation with Mr. price - see addendum above re: MRS. PRICE = $2500! - Not bashing Mssr's WEST...but.. they'd probably LIKE to get...$4500 for theirs. OK!?? - A great mandolin...For $2500. Now, back to my mandolin practice... Moose.