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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Hi thanks for taking the time to reply to the thread. I purchased this mandolin as a gift for my brother who has had a really tough time medically. I didn't pay anything close to asking price and...
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Believe it or not I have been looking at a really basic mandolin in a music store nearby I dont want to go mad because of the spend on this Gibson for my brother. Everyone is so helpful on here....
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Great thank you.
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Is retro fret an online store or something? I was not familiar with mandolin because I am buying this as a special gift for my brother but sadly I have become slightly obsessed.
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Wow 1938 can imagine what that mandolin has 'seen' if you know what I mean. I will check it out. Thank you.
    Richard
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Great advice thank you. I have found a local Luthier to give it a once over and set up when I get it. Not an awful lot of Luthiers in Cambridgeshire England. Thanks for the advice appreciated....
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Hi apologies if I sounded course it wasn't meant in anyway like that. You are so right the information I have received has been so helpful. The story of this mandolin has really grown. Have a wee...
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Thanks Don for me the quirky bits are what it's all about..history. Listen to this..I searched the serial number across all platforms and I got a hit on a message posted on Mandolin cafe in 2015. it...
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    interesting I never knew that. Every day is a school day.
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Wow that's suprised me. The more I find out the happier I feel. I am now sure it will do the job . Thanks for your help.
    Richard
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Thank you for the reply I agree it has the hallmark of a 1960s mandolin the Gibson being in block instead of script. I am becoming more confident. what has thrown me was an question on here in 2015...
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    That is it thank you. I looks amazing and as far as I can read the seller has a good reputation.
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Hi I appreciate what you say and I agree but that wasn't what I asked. The price paid is a country mile away from what it was advertised at. The.mando is from the year my brother was born and it is a...
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    Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Looking at a Gibson custom 1966 serial 540207 is listed as 1966 Kalamazoo. The mando looks in amazing condition for one so old which is great but also slightly concerning. What worries me pre...
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    Re: Mando flatiron buying advice.

    Thank you both Ed and Jim all great advice and I get your points. The purchase is for a special occasion and to be fair because my brother has to completely isolate for a min 3 months we will now put...
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    Re: Mando flatiron buying advice.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to help me. I have found another Flatiron F5 in the Reverb site. It is priced at just over 3000 it has ivory bars on the fret board? I think that's what it is...
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    Re: Mando flatiron buying advice.

    Thank you very much for going to all the effort to attach links it is going to be a great help.
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    Mando flatiron buying advice.

    I am planning to buy a mandolin as a special gift. I have very little knowledge of mandolins and need some direction

    I have parameters that I need to stick by these are as follows.
    I.have some...
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