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    Dear fellow Café members-

    I’d like to share a wonderful (imho) story about Andrew Jerman. #I had contacted him about purchasing one of his mandolins. #After a number of e-mails back and forth clarifying the process, I asked to be placed on his notification list. #I had a stated preference for a specific style and color, but understood that it would be the luck of the draw as to what was available when it was my turn on his notification list. #

    When Melissa posted a Jerman-built mando in the classifieds, I was thrilled to see the exact mando I had asked Andrew about; “a two-point cremona sunburst like #11 on your gallery page.” #I started negotiations with Melissa for Jerman #11 #with the idea that if I ended up with the mando I’d contact Andrew and asked to be removed from his list. #Melissa and I had not yet concluded all the details to the deal when I received an e-mail from Andrew. #He wanted to let me know that the mando I was ideally looking for had been posted in the Café classifieds.

    I was simply astounded by Andrew’s e-mail. #Let’s be honest: #how many people would defer selling an exclusively produced, new product so that a buyer could buy their “used” product on the aftermarket? #I cannot imagine that there are many who would. #I felt that Andrew’s concern for my preferences was exceptional. #He opted to forego an additional sale and more money in his own pocket simply so I could get the mandolin that I really wanted.

    So right now my check is in the mail to Melissa, and I expect a new axe by this time next week. #I haven’t touched it or heard it, so I cannot comment on things like fit-and-finish, feel, and sound. #Even so, if the mandolin is half the instrument that its maker is a man, I’m certain that I’m going to be deeply satisfied with it for years to come.

    I hope that Andrew will forgive me any embarrassment I have caused by this unsolicited response to this experience. # #He didn’t know it was coming, but he certainly “had it coming to him.”

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    I'll second that. Andrew is just finishing up my "mini-me" Les Paul, and he's been a pleasure to work with,keeping me posted during the whole process, sending pics, etc. Yesterday he emailed me to let me know that it will be ready to go on Friday:laugh:
    We'll have to compare notes once we get our mandos.
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    Rabbi Dave: So you were the one who outbid me on that mandolin! Best of luck with it; it looks like a beauty. Maybe we can meet sometime. You can show me your new Jerman and I'll let you play my Yiddish mandolins.

    Michael

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    Michael-

    It sounds like a guntze mamishe plan to me.

    I look forward to the brief swap; that archtop mando of yours is beautiful.

    Enjoy Yom HaAtzmaut!

    Dave


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    I've had my Jerman emando for several months now, and I am really enjoying it. #I was lucky enough to get a "scratch and dent" deal on a Les Paul mini-style, and ended up only spending a hundred or so above the cost of a new KM300E or a Mandobird (while making a huge leap forward in quality over emandos in that price range). #Andrew is an honest guy who will do what you ask for, and is quick to respond to any concerns or technical support issues that may arise. #I would highly recommend doing business with him. #I liked my Mandobird and my Kentucky KM300E a lot, but this is a whole different level of quality, and for not a whole lot more $$. #Frank



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    Stop it, guys! Mine is due to arrive tomorrow, and I'm chewing my fingernails waiting for it...
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    My Jerman arrived today and altough I've only had a very little time to play it, I'm VERY pleased so far. More to follow...
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