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    Default Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Quote Originally Posted by timmandolin View Post
    "I'd say that's worth, aahhhh, $7,000. You can tell by the Gibson craftsmanship." palm to face. ugh.

    Someone is going to get ripped off by Dr. Lori, unfortunately.
    I hope she doesn't charge for the appraisal by the value of the item...
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    There is a dealer in Santa Cruz who went down to his vault and brought up a decent condition 1924 A4 paddle head . Statements he made in the first 5 minutes:

    There is not a cleaner one anywhere. I'd seen two cleaner mandolins in Gryphon in the last year.

    Loyd Loar built it. Uh, no.

    This is the most desirable A style ever. Could be to you, A2z to me. Or maybe any snakehead.

    Its a steal at $8500. Yes, you are a thief.

    You should put your 401k into vintage instruments. You'll get rich. No you did that and now want money in the bank instead.

    He later showed me a late 20s F2 that was the loudest mandolin ever. Uh, no, my first impression was how quiet it was.

    Needless to say, I'll not go back. Those folks are out there for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    I have no idea who this person is or what the event was but she clearly is no expert on mandolins.





    Looks like an A- Jr with non original pick guard clamp. I think she is off by about 6K.
    good thing she wore gloves.. so she could wipe her slobber of the 1500.00 ish Mandolin..

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    Default Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    $1500 is still way too high. Observe the scratches on the top . . .
    Maybe $1000 on a good day. Remember it's a bottom of the line model.
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    Default Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Quote Originally Posted by rcc56 View Post
    $1500 is still way too high. Observe the scratches on the top . . .
    Maybe $1000 on a good day. Remember it's a bottom of the line model.
    True enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
    There is a dealer in Santa Cruz who went down to his vault and brought up a decent condition 1924 A4 paddle head . ...

    Its a steal at $8500. ...
    Maybe this dealer is Dr. Lori's nephew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.D.Nydn View Post
    This person is a complete fraud,,I doubt very much she's even a "doctor".
    Bingo! I looked at a bunch of her other videos, especially those items which I know a good bit about. My mother was an antique dealer and I have been around them my entire life. I have also done a bunch of antique "roadshows" for church groups, civic clubs, etc. I never focus so much on values, but rather the history behind the item, and if I don't have an idea of the value I help them find sources to find the value. I am always conservative when I do give a value. I really laughed when she appraised a average to poor condition 1943 USA "Steel Cent" for $35. I doubt that you could get $.50 for it.

    Talk about knowing just enough to be dangerous ..... that's her!
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