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  1. Thread: Trading

    by pheffernan
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    Re: Trading

    In a word, yes. I tend to think of resale or trade value as roughly 70% of current replacement value, not original sale price.
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    Re: Mandolin recommendation for new player

    If you have no intention of playing bluegrass in a jam any time soon, you might consider a flattop mandolin. Alfons suggested a Mid-Missouri/Big Muddy (my first mandolin), and I have also owned a...
  3. Re: Buffing Out Marks in Nitrocellulose Finish?

    His website doesn’t look like it’s been updated in a few years, but I seem to recall that a shop selling one of his used instruments managed to contact him.
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I first read the term in a post by Gail Hester, commenting on the design of the Griffith Loar:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/62542-Shape-Changes-in-A-type-style-Mandolin?highlight=wabi
  5. Re: Buffing Out Marks in Nitrocellulose Finish?

    Have you tried contacting Andy?

    https://www.poestrings.net/contact
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    Re: Kentucky KM 1500

    They’re actually going for $2695 new these days:

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk-traditional-instruments/kentucky-km-1500-master-f-model-mandolin/j19365000001000?cntry=US&cur=USD

    There...
  7. Re: Best place to buy a mandolin near Miami/Ft Lauderdale area

    The best option is probably Penny Lane Emporium: https://pennylaneemporium.com/
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    I love flattop mandolins. I started on a used Mid-Missouri and have subsequently purchased a Flatiron 1N, a Gypsy Vagabond, and two Redline Travelers. I even later custom ordered a Poe Scout with all...
  9. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    :redface:
  10. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    Chris Stanley
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    I have happily played TI’s on a flattop (Mittel) and an archtop / resonator (Stark), and willingly spent the ~$40 for the privilege. I don’t see me spending $100 just so I can toss the C strings when...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    $100.18! :disbelief:
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    Martin has you covered: http://www.emando.com/shop/strings8_flatwound.htm
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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.
  23. 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...
  25. 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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