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    Re: Help me narrow down my search

    Does it need to be new?
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Sue, now that you have reached your third mandolin, it is probably the appropriate time to warn you that one's fifth mandolin typically costs as much as the previous four put together.
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    Re: NMD Pomeroy Oval

    Expect to hear from Mike Black’s attorney. :))

    Seriously, that Pomeroy sounds sparkling and lively as well as full and meaty. I hope you find some other tunes in the bottom of it.
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    Re: $1000 Budget

    It was more fun when your budget was $1500. ;)

    If I was interested in playing bluegrass, and had $1K to spend on an F5, I’d be looking for a Kentucky KM1000 like this one:
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    Re: Wayne’s World of Mandolin Channel?

    It must have improved after I sold it. :disbelief:
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Sue, are you familiar with the resonator mandolin?
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    Re: Solo builders

    I thought that was the goal . . . after you’ve bought yours.
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    Well I for one am intrigued . . .
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    The established quality of the materials employed and the person(s) working with them.
  10. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    With 37 bids already and over 2 days left to go, I’d expect a lot more movement before the auction closes.
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    Re: 3 old tenors

    You have just described one of the primary reasons why I am drawn to modern reproductions. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they also don’t typically cost as much as their vintage and pre-war...
  12. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    I would expect this mandolin to be valued around ~$4K if it were listed in the classifieds.
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    And LetsTalkGuild.
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    Re: Need mandolin recommendations a-style

    Interestingly, my first reaction when reading these words was that you wouldn't want a Collings. My MT was bright and cut to the point where it could be strident for solo play. Then I opened the...
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    I don’t know why one would subtract the tuners from the valuation or choose half as the depreciation. I’d think it’s worth 2/3 to 7/10 of its current replacement value, like most desirable but...
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    Re: 3 old tenors

    I love modern reproductions of vintage instruments, and once thought long and hard about a 5-15T that Elderly ordered as a special run. I ultimately passed on it, and it was available for less than...
  17. Thread: Flatiron

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    Re: Flatiron

    My guess is that it’s a 1997 Flatiron A5, made after Gibson had purchased Flatiron in the late 80’s.
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    I largely agree, with a couple of exceptions. Certainly, most widely available mandolins suffer an initial deprecation after which their resale prices stabilize. But in the case of some rare and...
  19. Re: just starting out - what are my string options?

    I would worry that the difference between a 19" baritone uke and a 23" tenor guitar might complicate some chord shapes. Were I interested in jazz, I'd probably lean toward CGDA and appropriate...
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    Re: advice on purchasing a Mandolin

    I once sold a fine Collings MT for $1500, a Silverangel A5 for less. You don’t say what type of music you play or what kind of mandolin, but I’d be looking for a used instrument built of solid woods....
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    Re: New Piccolo (Sopranino) Mandolin

    I love the organic aesthetic, Bob. Is that long-leaf yellow pine like David Newton uses on some of his guitars?
  22. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    Does your Pava have a date on the label? In the quotation above, Tom Ellis cited six months as an estimated time for his varnish finish to cure, and I’d be reluctant to add an armrest before that...
  23. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    I agree with pops1 and would only add that new varnish can be particularly vulnerable. I don’t know when Pava and her team completed your A5, or what varnish they are using, but that finish could...
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    Re: NMD Pava Pro

    I’m not sure which I liked more, the sweet sound of that Pava or the satisfied smile at the end!
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    Re: NMD Pava Pro

    That top is stunning, Dan, and I know the sacrifices you were willing to make to acquire that Pava. I hope that you play the frets off of it in good health! :mandosmiley:
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