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    Default people who have Gibson jam master mandolins.

    what do you think of them ?, how rare are they & are there any for sale any were.

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    Default Re: people who have Gibson jam master mandolins.

    They were sold for a short period of time and as I recall the folks that had them loved them. Here are some old threads to peruse while you're waiting for an answer.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I purchased a 2009 Jam Master A several months ago now, probably last fall and I really like. I was stepping up from a The Loar LM-520 VS and as soon as I had it in my hands I new, imo at least, it was the real deal.
    I probably paid pretty close to what the original owner did new but compared to what's out there I think it was a deal. There just aren't many changing hands. Not sure what that means really. There is a Jam Master Owner group but my post announcing my purchase was the last one. No activity since. Wished I could be more help!
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    I hope you get one so I won't feel so alone.
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    Default Re: people who have Gibson jam master mandolins.

    I think I seen some on Reverb? Check there and if not place an add here in the classifieds, someone will reply I'm sure.

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    HELLO Hello hello, is there anybody (out) there.

    Correction, I acquired my JMA in March 2019, not last fall.
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    Photos please!
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    very nice jam master A. that would be the one for me.

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    Default Re: people who have Gibson jam master mandolins.

    Are the "Jam Masters" the 9 series of Gibson's like the A model-A-9, or the F model-F-9?

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    There are A and F Style Jam Masters.

    This pretty much sums it up!

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...-vs-Jam-Master
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    Thanks, I thought they were the same models-well they are pretty close, but different specs-sounds great for a no frills F or A-5!

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    They use some pretty nice wood on them too imo!

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    kind of looks like an Eastman 305, but Super charged. what's not to like.

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    I actually had an Eastman 305. Very nice mandolin. As I think back maybe the neck was a little thin for me. I just never seemed to reach for it.
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    Mike if you want to play something with a real slim neck, try a Baldwin ODE model C banjo from 1980 or 81.
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    I think Dave Harvey ought to consider reviving the "Jam Master" models (A and F), even if Gibson can't use that particular name for them any more...

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    I don't think many people liked the name anyway.
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