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    “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!”
    Maybe the guy should have not fooled around with the neck change, just because he could buy the parts does not mean it was the smart move. But, that’s just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Wilson View Post
    Somewhere a luthier should have said "I hear what you're asking but.. no

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    Maybe a luthier *did* say no... click pic 2 or 3 times to make big enough to see non-luthier-like work:

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    I wonder if that big split in the top (next to the neck, looks like it goes all the way to the rosette by the sound hole), was the result of the new neck being put in? *or* did that split happen when the old neck got broken or whatever?

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    Bit of an understatement on this gem

    "The mandolin shows plenty of wear from age and use, has a hairline crack on the front and the wood around the lower F hole has been busted out a bit in that area (see photos) "

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ant....c100011.m1850

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    That poor thing looks like a mouse decided to reside within.
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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Nothing that a pick guard could not hide--just opens it up a bit.

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    Looks like it's "opened up" plenty.
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    I think this case might qualify.
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    I saw that case. I was in awe
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    Extra padding and thermal insulation. Gotta have it.
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    Shhhhhh ...... or the cat will want one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyamps View Post
    I think this case might qualify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray(T) View Post
    Shhhhhh ...... or the cat will want one!
    Cat bed and scratching post in one. What cat could resist?
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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    $10 says the average airline baggage handler can still break the mandolin in that case, in less than 15 seconds . . . .

    Bob is right - that case absolutely looks like it was designed by somebody who once made cat accessories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Clark View Post
    Cat bed and scratching post in one. What cat could resist?
    Looks like a lot of absorbent material there on the outside, seems like tempting fate, might eventually need a few bottles of this...

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    Search ebay for vintage homemade mandolin.
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    I don't know . . . this one is so weird, and not unreasonably priced, it just might get bought!
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    I feel like that would be a good prop instrument for a post-apocalyptic movie.

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    I saw that one days ago. I emailed to find out the scale length. This was his answer

    11” board. With head/neck it’s total is 18”

    I just left it at that I was only just wondering about it
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    what's up with that metal bar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyamps View Post
    Search ebay for vintage homemade mandolin.
    Hey dustyamps, why don't you just post the link? Like this: Vintage Homemade Mandolin

    Hard to tell even from the other photos what that bar does. At first I thought it was a whammy bar but not sure how it would work.
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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Whatever that bar is, it looks like they attach some sort of strap to the tail end, and it almost looks like the other end might be attached to the neck pickup? Some sort of dual purpose grounding device?

    Or - it could be a towel bar, in case you sweat a lot on stage and need a towel to wipe down during your set . . . .
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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The bar looks to me like it folds down to prop the mandolin if you want to put it down with the back up (kind of like a kick-stand.)

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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    possibly....
    -carrying handle?
    -uncomfortable armrest?
    -incorrectly installed tone gard?

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    Looks like an arm rest, the string height above the body is fairly high and the body is flat and quite a ways down, so something to rest the arm on. Not very comfy looking, but then the arm rest for a banjo is a smaller diameter, similar piece and works well.
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    Safety rail. Medicare approved.
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