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    I am going to try to talk him down to 75 cents.

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    The mandolin is $1 . . . the case is $8,999 . . . and you MUST buy the two together . . . .

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    It's not a Gibson. So many wrong details. And Ping tuners?
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    The back wood has a nice pattern.....Wonder if it sounds any good. If it sounds okay, it's probably worth $1.

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    We had a period a few years ago where someone was selling these to half the pawnshops in the country.

    Oh, and it has an electric pick as well!
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    just thought it was interesting..

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    Yes...the electric pick...Did anyone else notice that the only photo of the electric pickup/pickguard is the closeup of it? it's not in any of the other photos. The only other place I've seen those is on Epiphone mandolins
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    I'm confused -- what's the point? Even a fake Gibson F-5, which this undoubtedly is, is worth more than a dollar; the tuners alone. the bridge, the tailpiece...

    Is it a total scam -- you make an appointment, show up, and get mugged? Or what? For a dollar, I'd buy it, were it in my locale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    I'm confused -- what's the point? Even a fake Gibson F-5, which this undoubtedly is, is worth more than a dollar; the tuners alone. the bridge, the tailpiece...

    Is it a total scam -- you make an appointment, show up, and get mugged? Or what? For a dollar, I'd buy it, were it in my locale.
    On craigslist you have to put a price, so sometimes if people want offers made, or they are selling a group of instruments with separate prices, they put a dollar, just to hold the price spot.
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    I also just zoomed in on the label inside. It's signed by none other than Lloyd Loar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve VandeWater View Post
    I also just zoomed in on the label inside. It's signed by none other than Lloyd Loar!
    It's got to be real then!
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I believe this is an Epiphone as well by the way. Yup, they even come with the flowerpot. Changed the headstock logo and the tailpiece and changed the interior label.

    https://reverb.com/item/27739226-epi..._source=google

    Right down to the red around the heel of the neck.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    'Had many big stars play it' . . . and they probably laughed at it, too . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    I believe this is an Epiphone as well by the way. Yup, they even come with the flowerpot. Changed the headstock logo and the tailpiece and changed the interior label.

    https://reverb.com/item/27739226-epi..._source=google

    Right down to the red around the heel of the neck.
    Hmm, that's a good find. But doesn't have the flat top near the heel. it's more like this Epiphone...
    https://reverb.com/uk/item/2504670-e...-mandolin-mint
    Yep, that's the one. Nice research, Mike. That's way too obvious, can't believe they did it. I thought it was more like one of these random chinese suppliers, just rebadged.

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    So would make it a Epiphone copied Gibson Loar recreation? Played by delusioned stars? :p. What some people will do.

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    Default Re: its only a Dollar..

    Quote Originally Posted by CWRoyds View Post
    On craigslist you have to put a price, so sometimes if people want offers made, or they are selling a group of instruments with separate prices, they put a dollar, just to hold the price spot.
    Sometimes sellers enter 123456, which CL automatically turns into $123,456.
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    In a sense it is what the seller says it is.......a reissue of sorts......however, it is an unauthorized reissue made by a hobbyist by "converting" an Epiphone....

    We don't know the intentions of the person who converted it or the seller. It doesn't really matter except when selling -- that is -- it is legal to own and enjoy such a conversion, but totally illegal to sell and advertise......

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