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    Default Lots of Mandolin Tuners

    Hey Folks,
    I'm a banjoist and guitar player and I've acquired many old parts over the years. I don't know mandolins terribly well beyond A/F Styles and some of the modern makers. I have a fairly big inventory of vintage tuners, all from/for A style mandolins of the 1910s/20s. My nicest set is like these (genuine MOP buttons, arrowhead ends) but no engraving. They had a hangtag as being from a 1910s Gibson Mando-Banjo:

    Anyway, I have many others. I'm not looking to gouge anyone but really am trying to get some idea if any of these are worth money to mandolin collectors/builders. Coming from banjos, we like to reuse all this stuff, and the good old stuff is esp coveted.
    Many thanks for any thoughts.

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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Default Re: Lots of Mandolin Tuners

    You can take a look on eBay and see what people are asking for similar items tho more accurate might be the actual sale price realized. Gibson tuners as well as tailpieces are usually highly desired tho some other vintage parts for other maker's mandolins are also searched for. I know the inlaid Handel tuners for Gibsons fetch a good price.

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