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    Talk about an alien love child!!! Do you think he's trying to compensate for something? LOL!!
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    What?! A Jack Brown selling for $455?

    While it is true that I gave Jack a listing at emando.com, I don't know where this seller got the idea that Jack "is well known in the E-mando community for his quality workmanship." This appears to be one of the Browns pictured at emando.com; I got my photos from the first eBay sale. I have heard from one owner of a Brown--either this one or the 4-string; he bought the instrument on eBay from (I think) Jack's son for $200 or less and told me it was pretty primitively constructed. This Brown is already going for more than I paid for my Bacorn -- and you know THAT's not right.

    Just goes to show what well-written puffery and an attractive ad can do for you.



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    Regarding the Bob Brain instrument, I wrote to Maartin Allcock--who, being a former member of both Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention, is well qualified to answer questions about instruments used by those bands. Here's what Maart had to say:

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    Yes indeed, Bob Brain built a wacky doublenecked bouzouki/mandolin for Dave Pegg (of both Fairport and Tull), which was featured on the cover of his solo album, "The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone", back in 1982 or so. He also built the stairs in Dave's studio, which has now been sold.

    I have to say that although Dave's doubleneck looked amazing, the length of the heads north of the nut made for unstable tuning and they weren't the most comfortable necks to play either. However, this was the only example of his work that I've seen, so I can't really comment on his work as a whole. Except the stairs, which I used on many an occasion, and even recorded them on Ralph McTell's track "The Islands" from his album "Sand In Your Shoes" as they made a loud creaking noise which was perfect as a sound effect of a creaking boat on that track...
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    mrmando,
    "He is well known in the E-mando community for his quality workmanship"
    Can he get away with stating false info on Ebay?
    Also, why did you give him a listing emando?




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    Well, the statement's probably sufficiently vague to make a lawsuit difficult, and eBay's probably not going to get involved outside of any actual fraud. If there's an "e-mando community" outside of my Web site and this discussion board, I'd sure like to know about it. If we had an official organization with membership dues and our own lawyer, then we might be able to police such statements.

    This same seller used some copy from emando without my permission in this ad. I'm tempted to send him a notice of copyright violation, but the fact is that I steal images from eBay all the time, so such a complaint might well backfire.

    I gave Jack Brown a listing on emando because he builds electric mandolins. No endorsement or appraisal of an instrument's quality is implied by the mere fact that I gave the builder a listing. I have builders listed whose work I would never endorse. However, if someone asks me my opinion I'll be glad to give it. In Mr. Brown's case, I opine that $455 is too much to pay.



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    Hm. I see that someone withdrew a bid on the Jack Brown e-mando auction, and the price is now down to $309.

    Here's some text from an e-mail I received from Dave Voyles, who bought a 4-string emando by Mr. Brown. I hope Dave doesn't mind my posting this:

    "They sold it to me for $175. It is a bit crude, especially his bridge set up. He cut down a regular compensated bridge saddle and glued the adjustment posts into the top of the mando. Also used a standard Gibson style tailpiece that he attached a steel block in that the strings go through."



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    These ebay mandos are ending soon:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....1595425
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....1597524

    The builder's webpage: http://www.jupitercreekmusic.com/

    I think he posted on this board right before he put them up

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    It's like sending your children off on their first day at school! If you do buy one please please please put a meaningful critique on here so I can see what other people think of my little beasts! I have thick skin!
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    Look at this. Not much info

    Ebay item number: 3732963744

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    Don't go there. By all accounts those things are awful.
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    So did anyone around here win that "alien love child", perchance? I'd love to hear how functional (or dysfunctional) it is.
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    Hi I don't know if it is legit for me to post this, but I just put up one of my emandos (an early 1990s Schwab five string) on Ebay, item no. 3737544501 . I'm happy to answer any questions about this instrument, let me know, I'd like it to find a good home.

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    Wow! that is a beatiful mandolin at a great price. The BIN is a great deal, even.
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    Hey, berkeley -- I named my dog MAS. So I can say, "Down, MAS! Down!" and people think I'm talking to the dog.

    Thanks for the emando.com plug, by the way.
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    OK, let's move this thing! I'd Buy-it-now except.. I REALLY can't justify another emando. However having just watched a Clash DVD I couldn't resist a black tele.

    If any of you girly men snipes me (as opposed to BIN) I'm gonna open up a can of TEKNO whoopass on you.

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    Its a nice one. I'm ashamed to note that now that I have my other Schwab I have hardly been using the five string and I need to fund my upcoming acoustic mandolin purchase, and other important things like rent and food. If anyone has any question feel free to pm me and I'll give you whatever info you would like about it.

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    Well, I wasn't sniped! But come on, guys, for $100 more just BIN! YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!

    I, on the other hand, have been reduced to this..

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    OK, so somebody explain this to me... the guy who outbid me bid $775. On an $800 BIN. ? Then to outbid him someone else bid $807 (which killed the BIN). ??! The thing eventually goes for a still-reasonable $941... Now this is great for berkeleymando, but I think a few people flunked EBAY 101.

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    Eko electric mandolin on the German Ebay site.

    I read on mrmando's site that this is an italian instrument.

    Any thoughts about its playability or value?
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    Eko = cheapo. But certainly worth the current 7.50 Euros.

    "Ideal für Countrymusic" ... love it!



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    That's absolutely brilliant!

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    Steve Wishnevsky never ceases to amaze.
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