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    Given Gibson made stuff Long before Saga started their importing Company It's the other way round.

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    I've covered Gibson since the early '80s as a journalist. I was just commenting on the similar layout; the Gibson design is ostensibly a new design (nodding back to the Florentine).

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    But, Gibson is essentially a company began in the Victorian era. 19th century.

    you still talking about location where the tone and volume knobs mounting holes are drilled into the top

    their EM 150 electrics have F holes , so cannot put the knobs where they have on that one

    that has no sound holes so they can put them where the F hole would have been ..

    the electric is, doubtless, made on the same tooling and patterns that makes all their other F instruments .

    they just substituted some more figured maple for the top , rather than spruce, to my eye.

    perhaps other builders could do the same , as the F5 body style is in Public Domain,

    given all the look alike ones that are made around the world..

    they get their hackles upwhen you use their brand name on the headstock, though.



    An advantage to using a stock F5 pattern is you got no trouble finding a bunch of different cases
    to choose from, to put it in.

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    I understand all that, I just think the difference between a $300 and $5000 emando might include better knob layout. Hey, I'd still prefer the Gibson if I had that kind of money.

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    That looks to me to be a collector's mandolin, not a player's mandolin.

    Sure is pretty, though.
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    location of controls is a choice, not a cost, just have to know what you want
    and ask as it is built to have that preference followed by the builder.

    I moved my Fender FM 61's volume knob, it was in the way, but they built it with a scratch plate
    to mount everything on, like their guitars, so it was a reasonable task.

    I got a gang pot so both were using one hole.
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    I was directed here from another thread on this mandolin. Somebody hit close to my thought. "F Paul" they said. I was struck by how this mandolin seems to point out how the basic Les Paul shape references the traditional Gibson F body outline.

    I assume this is a cross state collaboration from OAI in Nashville and the electric guitar works in Memphis with each contributing their expertise.
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    .. Reading the current website update, Somebody bought it,

    so the price must have been reasonable for someone.
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    There are folks buying Loars too, but it ain't me.

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    personally i think it's over priced. for $5000 you could get almost 3 Jon Mann mandolins, a Michael Stevens, a Yanuziello, a Paul LeStock (if you can find one), etc.

    it's encouraging to see a big company starting to pay attention to solid body emandos, but the price of this one should probably be cut in half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eadg145 View Post
    That looks to me to be a collector's mandolin, not a player's mandolin.

    Sure is pretty, though.
    I think he said it best.

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    perhaps.. get someone else to make an F5 with a Maple top, back, sides, and neck?

    the body style is in public domain, by now, ... the brand name is not,
    and I think Gibson protects some of the signature decorations with copyright.

    the flowerpot , as I read here.

    with a Dupli-carver pattern and router machine setup, or a CNC program, substituting material,
    the top would be easier to deal with than Light Spruce, since, not being an acoustic
    it doesn't need tap tuning or bracing and such..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandroid View Post
    perhaps.. get someone else to make an F5 with a Maple top, back, sides, and neck?
    Mahogany neck and back (ala the Les Paul), but you get the idea:



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    Bumping this thread...
    Anybody have any pics of the Gibson? Can't find any info anywhere else on the I'net.
    Hereby & forthwith, any instrument with an odd number of strings shall be considered broken. With regard to mix levels, usually the best approach is treating the mandolin the same as a cowbell.

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    The Mandolin Store is now listing the F-5GEM with delivery scheduled for December.
    Hereby & forthwith, any instrument with an odd number of strings shall be considered broken. With regard to mix levels, usually the best approach is treating the mandolin the same as a cowbell.

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    Start saving. :-)

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    part of the cost is the 2 business' to run , Gibson and the holding company that owns it,
    and its shareholders ,
    and the dealer, .. no wait thats more than 2..
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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    Check out the new Elliott emandos we were discussing. They are somewhat similar in shape (I have no financial interest).
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...-Taking-Orders!

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    Nice flower pot!

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    Guess this baby is not really taking off . at what price or upgrades do you think this would be more of a hot commodity if they actually made some and still be profitable ?

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    If they sit in the dealer, at $5K, then the demand is not there, to make more,
    and only by making more can the price per unit be lowered..

    Or the usual .. (neoliberal economics 101)
    send the work off shore to drive down manufacturing overhead and labor costs ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandroid View Post
    If they sit in the dealer, at $5K, then the demand is not there, to make more,
    and only by making more can the price per unit be lowered..

    Or the usual .. (neoliberal economics 101)
    send the work off shore to drive down manufacturing overhead and labor costs ..
    My theory on this is that there is actually very little overlap between the "scroll mandolin community" and the "emando community".
    Several recent and on-going discussions here on the Cafe certainly seem to indicate this.
    From a marketing perspective, it seems the most viable "e-mando aesthetic" is either guitar-oriented or oriented toward a unique, modern design.
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    Here is the listing at the Mandolin Store.
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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    Popped up in the classifieds, due to the owner's passing. Now's your chance if you missed it first time around.
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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    yea, looks like it's back in inventory, now the F-5GEM is $5999.00
    http://www.themandolinstore.com/scri...idproduct=9273
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    Default Re: What do you think? New Gibson emando

    Ah just cruised the classifieds .. above in AZ, restock, or the Classifieds one in ILL.


    if it's a 'cost of doing business' deductible purchase , a tool to earn your living ..
    extra points..
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