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LVH
Feb-01-2009, 1:52pm
http://cgi.ebay.com/Beautiful-1996-Nugget-F-5-Deluxe-Mandolin_W0QQitemZ130285020874QQcmdZViewItemQQptZL H_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item130285020874&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

This will give you an evil case of MAS If you don't already have it. If you do it will make it ALOT worse. I went to bid on this item but then i saw the 100 dollar shipping.

allenhopkins
Feb-01-2009, 3:27pm
I went to bid on this item but then i saw the 100 dollar shipping.

Me too, I can easily spare $24 thousand, but not $24,100...

Steve-o
Feb-01-2009, 3:30pm
Me too, I can easily spare $24 thousand, but not $24,100...

:)):))

LVH
Feb-01-2009, 3:59pm
At least I'm not alone. 24k is no biggie. but 24,100 is a HUGE stretch.

Chris Biorkman
Feb-01-2009, 4:29pm
That's definitely a deal breaker.

markishandsome
Feb-01-2009, 4:39pm
I never liked the flamey-maple pickguards personally. Probably cost about $100 to get it replaced. $24,200 is a bridge too far...

SternART
Feb-01-2009, 4:44pm
Man........that burst matching pickguard is a fabulous detail........no replacement required for me!

MandoJump
Feb-01-2009, 4:48pm
Be careful of this seller. I bid on two different mandolins from them and both times the bid was terminated due to "seller violations." I do not know exactly what this means but it scared me away!

MikeEdgerton
Feb-01-2009, 4:54pm
The seller is Mitch Simpson, a member of the cafe.

TomTyrrell
Feb-01-2009, 5:21pm
Actually, the $100 for shipping & insurance is a mega deal!

The insurance alone would be more than that.

jim simpson
Feb-01-2009, 6:01pm
I love the heastock inlay. I know 2 local players that own Nuggets. They are old ones (so I guess they're not worth much). I played one last year and found it very responsive. It's been played in for over 30 years by a great player.

Chris Wofford
Feb-02-2009, 10:13am
Everyone is in luck. It is not $24,100. It can be had for $24,095. Gentlemen, start your engines.

mandolooter
Feb-02-2009, 4:33pm
Im still waiting for some one to give me a Nugget...I know its gonna happen soon, I can feel it!
POOF...I woke up...:crying:

LVH
Feb-03-2009, 12:04pm
I'm waiting for someone to give me every mandolin on my signature line. I can feel it. Oh, nevermind my dog is just licking my face

Eddie Sheehy
Feb-03-2009, 2:11pm
He's also got a Gilchrist (http://cgi.ebay.com/Stunning-1992-Gilchrist-Model-5-Fern-w-Tone-Bars_W0QQitemZ130285275011QQihZ003QQcategoryZ10179 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262) for sale....

markishandsome
Feb-04-2009, 7:42pm
...not anymore!

LVH
Feb-04-2009, 7:53pm
Who bought it?

Eddie Sheehy
Feb-04-2009, 9:50pm
The Gilchrist is still there.

LVH
Feb-05-2009, 12:42am
Nope. It sold

Michael Cameron
Feb-05-2009, 2:32pm
Luke,even when I send a $2500 mandolin next-day air + insurance,it's around $100. A fine instrument shouldn't spend too much time in transit.

When I sold my Nugget,I drove to the next state to hand deliver it.(gas was cheaper then).

LVH
Feb-05-2009, 4:58pm
Haha yes the hundred dollar shipping was a joke. Beautiful mandolin

Eddie Sheehy
Feb-06-2009, 1:17pm
The NUGGET (http://cgi.ebay.com/Beautiful-1996-Nugget-F-5-Deluxe-Mandolin_W0QQitemZ130285932848QQihZ003QQcategoryZ1 0179QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262) and the GILCHRIST (http://cgi.ebay.com/Stunning-1992-Gilchrist-Model-5-Fern-w-Tone-Bars_W0QQitemZ130286132404QQihZ003QQcategoryZ10179 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262) are back on...

Gary Hedrick
Feb-06-2009, 2:02pm
Both are back on and the Blond Kimble is gone.....gone to the Cafe Classifieds. Gone from Mitch's listing on Ebay doesn't mean sold in all cases.

He does have some nice instruments listed on Ebay at times.

Eddie Sheehy
Feb-06-2009, 2:32pm
The Kimble sure looks like the one that was on Ebay... but the seller's name is different....

Gary Hedrick
Feb-06-2009, 2:47pm
I believe that most of what Mitch sells are commision pieces.

Ivan Kelsall
Feb-16-2009, 2:52am
I recently part-exed one Mandolin for another in the UK. I sent my Mandolin by insured,registered postage. I insured the Mandolin for 2,000 UK ($2,840 US) - the insurance cost me 60 UK ($85 US). The $100 asking price for shipping the Nugget at $24,995 US,seems like the best deal on the planet,at least from this side of the pond. BTW - that Nugget looks positively edible !!!,
Saska;)