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    Default Re: Gifted mandolin

    Since this was in a salvage bulk buy and given to me, I don't mind hanging it on the wall. It'll make for a great conversation piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Considering this one isn't even playable it might be interesting. I always say that the day that they figure out how to make a mandolin that actually looks like something that would sell without the bling they will own the bottom end of the industry right or wrong.
    I think Paul Hostetter said many years ago that the simple flattops they made with the side vents were actually playable and sounded decently after some proper set up. I think the major problem years ago was that the wood was rarely properly seasoned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I think Paul Hostetter said many years ago that the simple flattops they made with the side vents were actually playable and sounded decently after some proper set up. I think the major problem years ago was that the wood was rarely properly seasoned.
    Paul was a lone voice in the wilderness but I believe he said that he was able to make them playable. The wood was always the issue.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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