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    Default "Gibbons" 5-string electric

    Somebody sent me the attached photo and I replied with a somewhat dismissive opinion.

    He replied with, "Well, George Gruhn says Gibbons made good mandolins and he's interested in buying it."

    Fair enough, I suppose I would not presume to go head to head with George about anything. On the other hand, that strikes me as exactly the sort of thing a grifter would say to get a potential buyer interested. And so, O Hive Mind, has anyone else heard of a Gibbons Tele-style 5-string emando?

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    Default Re: "Gibbons" 5-string electric

    Euell swore by them.

    "Many parts of a mandolin are edible."

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    Default Re: "Gibbons" 5-string electric

    Heh. Now the guy emails me back and says he's had further discussion with Gruhn. Reportedly after Gruhn saw the photo, he replied, "Oh! I thought you said Givens."
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