View Full Version : There's gold in that thar mandolin

Jul-18-2008, 12:28am
Completely wacky instrument on Craig's List (http://spokane.craigslist.org/msg/736823927.html); seller claims it's inlaid with at least half an ounce of gold. Looks like the bridge goes right across the soundhole ... that can't be good, can it?

http://images.craigslist.org/01010101160201040420080629734bcfde0572c695db001575 .jpg

Jul-18-2008, 7:40am
If the gold nuggets were pure 24k that mando would be worth about $425 today.

Jul-18-2008, 9:36am
But why? The seller seems to have more gold than taste.

Jul-18-2008, 9:55am
thats weird. Talk about a bowl back...more like a salad bowl back.

Wolfbane Stevens
Jul-18-2008, 12:29pm
Vivi-tone Inspired?

Jul-18-2008, 12:36pm
Gold! Gold! He's got my Gold! Why I'm so hungry I could eat a frozen dog! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Remember "Goin' South" w/Jack Nicholson? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jul-18-2008, 3:55pm
That's Gold, Jerry, Gold! Kenny Banya.

Jul-18-2008, 4:29pm
That's Gold, Jerry, Gold! #Kenny Banya.

Nice. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jul-18-2008, 4:59pm
Vivi-tone Inspired?
That did occur to me ... 'course those were electric instruments. But I think they're the only others I've seen where the bridge goes across the soundhole.

Jul-18-2008, 5:02pm
[QUOTE= (JEStanek @ July 18 2008, 16:55)]That's Gold, Jerry, Gold! #Kenny Banya.

Nice. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
I love me some seinfeld.

Jul-18-2008, 10:48pm
Looks like a popcorn popper

Celtic Saguaro
Jul-22-2008, 8:09am
For $10 it would make a fine converstion piece: a folk-art wall hanger, or going from Mitch's comment, with the top off it's a fine popcorn serving bowl with a gold inlaid handle. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Jul-22-2008, 8:11am
...how about for target practice. I need to break in my new to me 44 mag! and a full load of 310 Hammerhead!