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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    I think there must be some mistake. I see two different lutes/ouds in photo 1 & 2. The first has no rosette and the second does:

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    I think there must be some mistake. I see two different lutes/ouds in photo 1 & 2. The first has no rosette and the second does:

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    -that would give the potential buyer a reason to try it -whichever one it is, and then send it back if not delighted?

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    Insist they send both! Send back the least of them.

    Free shipping to boot!.. (caveat emptor - such an instrument must be packed/shipped carefully - prbly costing closer to $100; such a bargain on shipping quotes always raises red flags for me, like they're going to throw it into a box and ship regular ground freight).

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    My guess it is the second one since the other detail photos look like they are from that instrument. Also strange that there are no shots of the back of the instrument.
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    Default Re: Good buy on a lute

    Maybe it should read:
    Good bye on a lute?
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    seems to have gone. if the second one as in the pictures it had tie on fretts, looks like a proper bridge placement, and ok top(most old lutes have top cracks, very thin tops). with work it would be ok to take to the ren faire.

    but the two different lutes is very odd

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    the first one appears to have metal fretts, while the second seems to have a saddle rather than the traditional tie over loops. an odd ball lute the second but ren faire fine

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