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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gibson-Ma....c100005.m1851

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    Oh my. They hand painted the logo and the inlay and not well. For posterity. I adjusted the contrast a bit to make the headstock more legible.
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    And more laughable...

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    I've just bean in touch with the seller and put him straight on a few things.
    I never fail at anything, I just succeed at doing things that never work....


    Fylde Touchstone Walnut Mandolin.
    Gibson Alrite Model D.

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    I'm speechless. . .
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    what the...and do I spy a zero fret?

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    Alan, That fret is so far in front of the nut that it should be called a "1/4 fret"...

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    The listing has been removed.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    That was my first mandolin...not that exact one, but an identical one without the "Gibson-izing" treatment. It's made in Romania. As I recall I paid $39 for it. Still have it after all these years.
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    Yep has the classic Hora pickguard. Maybe Hora is the Gibson of Romania.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    The listing has been removed.
    I contacted the seller and they said they'd change the auction details.
    I never fail at anything, I just succeed at doing things that never work....


    Fylde Touchstone Walnut Mandolin.
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    it's a slothead.

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    I do love the split diamond inlay which I don’t think Gibson ever used on mandolins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I do love the split diamond inlay which I don’t think Gibson ever used on mandolins.
    So it's rare?
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    So it's rare?
    Possibly.
    I never fail at anything, I just succeed at doing things that never work....


    Fylde Touchstone Walnut Mandolin.
    Gibson Alrite Model D.

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