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    Actually before we proceed am I aloud to do that on here? If someone knows or if an admin wants to chime in and verify its cool Id love to start a guessing contest with a cd prize. Like gentlemens betting

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    Oh boy... Already some guesses
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasser78 View Post
    The main reason I put my Gil up for sale is the big neck
    I've got a small neck Gil that is pretty perfect. I think it just takes looking and asking the questions.

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    Mando man! After all this Im starting to turn into a mandolin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetrius View Post
    Mando man! After all this Im starting to turn into a mandolin
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    I'm not sure about that neck profile.

    I guess your silence on the "Monte" is telling.
    Refrets, I've had a few . . .

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    It'll be a Brentup (or Gil or...)

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    My guess would also be a Brentrup, too much love there in past posts, but then Alex has a Brentrup soooooo?????
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    For kicks and giggles, I'm voting for the Brentrup you let slip away...
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    Anything other than a Gil is going to add dozens of pages to this thread.

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    Barry lol

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    i imagine the problems with the incoming mandolin to be- "The mandolin will be too loud", " I just couldn't get used to it... Sounded too much like Reishman's Loar", "the case was just too squeaky", "I loved everything about the mandolin but one tuner was a little stiff so I had to send it back"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlanta Mando Mike View Post
    "the case was just too squeaky"
    Yes... that's always a major deal-breaker.
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    .......and then "release it".

    ('cause that's how we roll at Ye Ol' Mandolin Cafe)


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    Man, I neglected to check this thread for a few days and look what happened.

    I was going to suggest again that you commission a mandolin from one of the best builders with you exact specs but with your track record I have a feeling that if any of those folks are reading this they might not want to take that chance. I still think the best bet for you would be to buy an existing mandolin and have the original luthier, if possible, customize it.

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    So what else would I be doing right now? Ups tracking site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetrius View Post
    So what else would I be doing right now? Ups tracking site...
    NICEEEE! Whatever she is, Hope it passes the test but if not send that beast back from where it came...You'll know when you find a keeper. "really don't have to tell you or anyone that but hey" Perhaps a Nugget is in your future That Wiens was Kool,sounded pretty darn good to me, His building and attention to detail is about the best thats out there, Too bad about the neck, thats one of my problems with so many mandolins. I recently tried a 37 F-5 and if the neck would've been less beefy and not needing a neckset I would've taken it home.
    Personally I don't mind shaving down a neck,Just know exactly where/how deep that truss rod is! I've been known to be a little nutty

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    If I were to venture a guess, it'd be the Monte mentioned earlier, or a Gil.
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    it's a gil!

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    Don't worry, whatever it turns out to be, it'll get some love before its rejected because the sunburst is too dark/light in one area and "I just can't get used to it." I also suspect that the number of willing sellers decreases each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    Don't worry, whatever it turns out to be, it'll get some love before its rejected because...
    I hate to think you are right, but its clearly the way to bet.

    I look forward to hearing from Dem in the future, maybe, someday, about issues of technique and tone production, issues of tunes and chords, playing in a band, or solo, or jamming, all the other parts of the mandolin world that become important once the tools have been selected and acquired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    Don't worry, whatever it turns out to be, it'll get some love before its rejected because the sunburst is too dark/light in one area and "I just can't get used to it." I also suspect that the number of willing sellers decreases each day.
    Seriously.... I can't believe anyone would ship him a high-dollar mandolin if they've seen this thread.

    What I find most curious: as someone who gigs a few times per month, I've learned that the mandolin I'm playing is irrelevant. The audience only cares if I'm playing interesting music and playing it well. And I certainly don't want to take a $10-20k mandolin to crowded bars or coffee shops.

    The OP has actually recorded and toured? You'd think he would be more obsessed with the music than the instrument.
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    Wow... Harsh lol
    That's really sad...

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    more power to you, Dem...if I had the money to "INVEST" (because instruments like those are surely investments, especially in this market) then I would in a heart beat. as I'm sure anybody on this thread would do. do what makes you happy and if a nice instrument, albeit damn nice, facilitates that happiness, why would anybody NOT do that. I'm excited to see what you get
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    26 Gibson F5 at carters would do

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    No instrument is an investment, as the resale market has not hit bottom yet. In another year, you will see at least a 20% drop in used prices and values over what they are today. There are more people selling now, than buying. There are a lot of collectors weeping right now over resale prices as they cash out towards retirement. Last year a 40's Martin 000-28 was $19k, the same instrument is now $14k and still not selling. Don't buy anything as an investment. Buy it because you like it and are going to play it.
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