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    Iím curious, letís go back to our mindsets of a month ago, everything more or less peachy. Who would buy a $10,000 mandolin? Not necessarily have the means to, but would. Not I already have, Iím trying to gauge what percent of prospective buyers are at the level compared to say, five thousand. 10%? 20%?

    First vote. Not me.
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    Even if I could afford one, I wouldn't spend that much.
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    If I had the money, I know exactly what mandolin in that range I’d buy, in a heartbeat!
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    Default value as a lot.

    Combining every one I own may rise to that sum total
    if going by current value inflation. over 40 years..







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    Go ahead and say I would if I had the money. That counts, alas, as a no.
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    I have a $7000. My want is around $12000 and up for used. Probably never going to happen. But if I had the money I would.

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    I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a mandolin today.

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    I would have paid $5k for a Gibson Sam Bush then as I would now. Bonus points if it's signed by Derrington or Harvey!

    That remains the only f-model that I'd like. (Closet fan boy from decades ago!)

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    Been there, done that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a mandolin today.
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    Certainly would.
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    Br1ck, If I could afford it, I would buy one. Yes-- either an Ellis or a Gibson. Dan
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    It would have to have a lot more sound that I can get now out of my herd.
    Play it like you mean it

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    No way...Thankfully I got over Headstock envy early on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
    . . . Who would buy a $10,000 mandolin? Not necessarily have the means to, but would. . . .
    Not on a bet.

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    I'll never spend that much for a mandolin just because I am not a performer. There are a lot of wonderful instruments of great tone that are appropriate for my "hobby/passion" . That said, I can lust after such mandolins.

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    Nope
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    I'm saving right now for essentially that, but it's going to take a while. There's two reasons:
    1. My primary instrument is aging-the top is sinking and I'm worried about its long-term stability.
    2. My playing and my music career (more of a side-job) is getting to the point where I've been told I ought to have a really great instrument. I've also kind of outgrown my ~$3-4k instrument. It took 15 years of playing, gigging, and lots of practice for me to get to that point, though.
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    Nope, way above my pay grade.
    No matter where I go, there I am...Unless I'm running a little late.

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    Actually an interesting question. I would spend it on a Heiden A model.
    But have no peace at home.
    And, I actually have two really nice mandolins: an older Gibson A and a Fletcher Brock A, which I am really happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Mangio View Post
    No way...Thankfully I got over Headstock envy early on.
    There are plenty of A's over 10k.

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    Not anymore, I'm afraid! (Sold the Monster; will enjoy the Gibsons...'23 Jr, the modded-'37 A and the memories!)
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    Nope, not me - going forward any money I have will be going into my recently purchased farm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
    I’m curious, let’s go back to our mindsets of a month ago, everything more or less peachy. Who would buy a $10,000 mandolin? Not necessarily have the means to, but would. Not I already have, I’m trying to gauge what percent of prospective buyers are at the level compared to say, five thousand. 10%? 20%?

    First vote. Not me.
    I have paid more than that for an Ellis F5 several years ago ! Just bought a $6500. Girouard F4. People have money for what they want , maybe not need but want ! Renters have money for their cigs, booze and dog food but may have a hard time paying their rent. Priorities usually prevail !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    Nope, not me - going forward any money I have will be going into my recently purchased farm!
    Priority !! Great decision Jill !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Adrihan View Post
    There are plenty of A's over 10k.
    I think "headstock envy" likely refers to the name of the maker. Not to be confused with "scroll envy."

    Me, $5K is probably about the most I would ever pay.

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