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    Default mandolins value

    I have two mandolins and I need to know the value as I want to sell them and a banjo or two and getting into a top mandolin.
    I have a Kentucky 855 and a Colling MT sunburst (not gloss top) thanks....both are in great shape

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    Mandolin Friendly Mark Gunter's Avatar
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    You'd go over to eBay and check what these have sold for recently. Pay attention to actual sales figures, not asking prices.
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    Besides ebay, you'll be seeing some listings for Collings MT's in various finishes, top woods and upgrades like Calton cases, in the classifieds here and on reverb. The 855 is a less commonly encountered instrument, but KM1000's generally go for around $1k on classifieds (asking price).

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    70% of the retail selling price is a fairly standard basic guide, if in very good condition...YMMV
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    Thanks guys, i appreciate it

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