View Full Version : Did anyone here get this one?

uncle ken
Dec-02-2008, 1:43pm
This A4 snakehead (http://cgi.ebay.com/Gibson-A4-snakehead-mandolin_W0QQitemZ190270982039QQihZ009QQcategoryZ1 0179QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)came up late last night. I was tempted, but the finish was kind of scary looking. It didn't last long, I guess I'm getting too fussy about these things. Did anyone here grab it?

Dec-02-2008, 3:21pm
Good heavens. Maybe it's just as well that I went to bed somewhat early. I would've been sorely tempted at that price, even with the fugly finish.

I'm not a finish expert, but that does look like varnish-crazing as opposed to lacquer-cracking, i.e., I don't see evidence that it was refinished.

Bob Wiegers
Dec-02-2008, 3:57pm
wow, that's rather "distressed"...the funny part is that the finish is not even mentioned in the description

Dec-02-2008, 4:06pm
Now there's a distressed Gibson!

Dec-02-2008, 8:28pm
So what was the "buy it now" price anyway, guys?

Oops, nevermind, I went and looked (it didn't open when I first tried it).