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    Default A2Z with birdseye back!

    Here is something you don't see every day.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-1924...MAAOSwjtZbtpPn
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    Default Re: A2Z with birdseye back!

    Not Birdseye but here’s the flamey back on my Snakehead A-4. Pretty nice.

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    Is that a keeper, or the Guitar Center purchase that you're flipping?
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    Is that price right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Is that a keeper, or the Guitar Center purchase that you're flipping?
    Are you interested in it? If so, we can go to PMs to conform to the rules.

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    looks like mine with the birds eye back. i'll look for pictures--i posted some here. mine was cheap from ebay, needed repair, and came out the world's best busking mandolin

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Size:  6.3 KBmine is more flame with a bit of waterfall maple. it was one piece but the crack was right down the middle, and my luthier friend was able to put in a back stripe that matches the back binding. it was refinished but came cheapish and when repaired it is now the world's best busking mandolin.. it has great tone and if damaged while busking,, well then finish touch up isn't such a big deal...

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    btw what the heck does A2Z mean????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ollaimh View Post
    btw what the heck does A2Z mean????
    This thread might explain it for you.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...354-Gibson-A2Z

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    Default Re: A2Z with birdseye back!

    The one on ebay is close enough to me that I could go to pick it up, but I am not in the market for another mandolin, particularly at that price. But it DOES look to be in good condition......

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    Quote Originally Posted by goaty76 View Post
    Are you interested in it? If so, we can go to PMs to conform to the rules.
    I was interested in it when it was at Guitar Center, but you beat me to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    I was interested in it when it was at Guitar Center, but you beat me to it!
    FYI, I just tried to send you a PM but your mailbox is full and not accepting new messages until space is cleared.

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    I feel like I'm eavesdropping.......

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    Default Re: A2Z with birdseye back!

    It's not a bad price, it seems like a nice mandolin. I like the back for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    It's not a bad price, it seems like a nice mandolin. I like the back for sure!

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    I notice that this didn't draw a bid at this price. Auction ended.

    What do y'all think about that asking price?

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    Default Re: A2Z with birdseye back!

    Saving pics of this one. It's back up at $4500 starting bid, not sure what it was before. Also has a "make offer" button, though.

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    Default Re: A2Z with birdseye back!

    It was $4500 before too.
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