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    Default Does this seem reasonable for a first mandolin?

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    Loar LM-110 and case $315 ?

    Would you think a $275 offer is fair?

    Thanks

    Willythepicker

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    Default Re: Does this seem reasonable for a first mandolin?

    I have never played a Loar mandolin but if I were going that route I would spend a few extra $$ and call the Mandolin Store - They will be honest and treat your fairly. You will also get a mandolin that has a decent set-up from the start.

    https://themandolinstore.com/product...0-vs-mandolin/

    There is also a Kentucky 150 in the classifieds for $300 shipped with case. I am a fan of Kentucky mandolins and would go that route before the Loar 110. The 150's can be good mandolins, it will have a flat fretboard if it matters.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/145708#145708

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    Default Re: Does this seem reasonable for a first mandolin?

    New LM-110's are listed at discount sellers for $250. Even with a decent case, $315 seems pretty steep for a used one.

    I think a $275 offer would definitely be reasonable, perhaps even generous.
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    Default Re: Does this seem reasonable for a first mandolin?

    I would sooner go with this Kentucky KM-150 for $250 with case.
    All solid wood construction, whereas The Loar LM-110 has laminate back and sides.
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/145822#145822
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