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    Re: Rigel pricing inquiry

    Thanks, Br1ck and RobP, for your advice. I agree that it's probably better to think of this as an electrified instrument rather than one that you would prioritize for its pure acoustic sound, though...
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    Rigel pricing inquiry

    I wonder if anyone could give me a fair price range for a Rigel A-plus mandolin, which I'm thinking of selling. I bought it new around 15 years ago, but at that time, I think it was about to be...
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    Yes, you could be right in thinking that it's a combination of factors. I'll try to find someone to repair it, but the only problem is that I live in Japan, and I don't know if there's anyone here...
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    Thanks, everyone, for pitching in on this. There's a lot of good insight here. It may well be that the damage is impact-related rather than a string tension issue -- that was just an assumption on my...
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    Thanks for responding. A key piece of info I neglected to mention in my original post is that the mandolin in question is not a metal-bodied instrument, but a wood-bodied one, which I suppose is a...
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    Re: Resonator mandolin repair

    Many thanks for your response. I'll try and track him down on FB.
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    Resonator mandolin repair

    I'm looking for someone who might be able to repair a resonator mandolin from the 30s. The string tension has pulled up the tailpiece, causing the bottom of the instrument to collapse at the spot...
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