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    Dig it:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=2374942518

    Nothing like a good no-reserve auction to give you an idea of an instrument's "street value" ...
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    I don't think that's a 1960 model. Shouldn't there be a peghead decal that says "Original Contour Body"? Also, with the black pickguard and black case it looks like a model from the '70s.

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    Those are pretty lousy pictures. The pickguard could be tortoiseshell, I guess. You can get some info on Fender electric mandolins at www.provide.net/~cfh/fender2.html#mando
    To date a Fender electric mando I've heard you have to take the neck off and there will be a date stamped on the bottom of the neck.

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    Well, thanks to the sharp eyes of someone like crosspicker, this mandolin was relisted as a 1970s model and sold for $1,000. Are you taking notes?
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