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    Jason Mendelson jdogric12's Avatar
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    Default Gibson EM-150 electric question

    What's the general concensus on these early 50's (this is a 1950) Gibson EM-150's? I hear good things about the 50's and not so great on the 60's...

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...EM-150-on-eBay

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    Default Re: Gibson EM-150 electric question

    Just a quick note that it is generally frowned upon to start a discussion thread on an instrument that either you or your friend is selling. I suspect this thread would get locked down soon by the admin.

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    Default Re: Gibson EM-150 electric question

    I got an A 50, that someone else got professionally modified , probably had the value plummeted
    by cutting the top to fit a 4 pole stacked humbucker in between the top brace bars.

    It plays nice.. in it's 4 string CGDA mode..
    I would worry less about resale value and just play the music.
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    Default Re: Gibson EM-150 electric question

    Your friend the seller is well known and respected in the mandolin community and doesn't need you trying to shill for him.
    Emando.com: More than you wanted to know about electric mandolins.

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    Default Re: Gibson EM-150 electric question

    I've been in situations where something of interest to me was inaccessible for one reason or another, and I chose to make the information available to others who might be interested. Generally when this occurs, I think I'm doing a public service. Possibly the O.P. is in a similar situation, not trying to drum up business but to help others see an opportunity. Of course, possibly not, too. Best wishes for everyone.
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