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    Registered User Eric Platt's Avatar
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    Default NMD 1935 Gibson A50

    Thanks to list member William Smith, was able to snag a 1935 Gibson A50. This model and year has an elevated fingerboard and f holes. When he talks about the great sound these make, he's not kidding! Think of the power of a Collings but with more bass, as a short neck Gibson is more likely to have. It's that good. Took it to band practice last night and even with a loud fiddle and clarinet (and occasionally a 2 row accordion) it held up just fine. Everyone seemed to like it. Not that my Collings MT is bad (it's not). This is just a different sound and one that compliments the other instruments. Can't wait to do a gig on Wednesday with a (different) fiddler.

    Even cooler - this one is an export model with stamp on the back of the headstock and label inside the bass f-hole.

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    Well, back to practicing.
    1935 Gibson A50, 2018 Collings MT, 1929 Gibson A Jr., 1941 Strad-O-Lin, 2018 Eastman MDO-305, 1950's Californian, 2015 Ashbury Style E OM
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    Default Re: NMD 1935 Gibson A50

    Cool! Congrats on the new mandolin!
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

    "Imagine life without mandolin. Now slap yourself! Never do it again!" -Gunnar Salyer

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    I'm so thrilled you like her-these elevated board late 34's and 35 A-50's with F-holes are a whole other level! I believe one of the best values there is bang for buck on the vintage and new market! I love them!

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