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    Errr... no. Or at least not at that price point.

    I’m sure there’s a market for it... but I’m not sure where that market is.

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    That’s kinda scary. More like a “Boo”berry!

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    That is possibly the ugliest mandolin I have seen a picture of.

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    Uhh...no.
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    The soundboard looks like it has clip art on it, while the back looks like it was taken from your kid sister’s notebook. To have a chance to succeed, the art would have to be well executed and look like it was all in the same style by the same artist.

    Just like Punch Brothers, even great execution doesn’t mean it’s for everybody.

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    It looks like a B-sci-fi gumby scroll.
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    Didn't know blueberries grew in Vietnam.
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    Way too many other instruments

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    The ultimate combination of viking pagan and Buddhist demon iconography.

    I dig all the horns.

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    From their website:
    Blueberry guitars is the inspiration of Montreal businessman and musician Danny Fonfeder who conceived the idea to marry outstanding craftsmanship to extraordinary art. Having traveled the globe several times over and joined forces with the industry’s top luthier and educator from Vermont, Danny launched the venture partnering with the world’s finest woodcarvers on the island of Bali in Indonesia.
    Actually some of their guitars look nice even with the decoration. I have a feeling these folks never saw a mandolin and copied one from an out-of-focus photo.

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    If it sounds good, I'd play it. Maybe even in public. I'd probably be grinning, too. But I'm not tempted to order one on spec.
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    To me, it seems to be a somewhat overpriced flyswatter...

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    This little Blueberry mandolin (a “natural” blond, no less) is just screaming out to be played using one of those new “GreenChip BlueChip” picks. GreenChip BlueChip on a natural Blueberry Mandolin. Now we know where "art" comes from.
    Last edited by Potosimando; Apr-08-2020 at 5:34pm. Reason: For Art's Sake

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    As noted, I said the guitars "looked nice." I have no clue about the sound. The mandolin is all wrong.
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    I didn't think anyone or anything could make an AntonioTsai/BruceWeiart mandolin look desirable but after looking at that they don't look all that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    I didn't think anyone or anything could make an AntonioTsai/BruceWeiart mandolin look desirable but after looking at that they don't look all that bad.
    A customer brought me one to set up a few years ago, (highly inlayed from ebay) I thought, well I won't say what I thought. He was a guitar player and retired. I set it up and it actually sounded good. Didn't have any cracks at that time either, haven't had a glimpse for a few years tho so who knows now.
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    Needs a little more bling to tie things together.
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    I can't stop laughing.
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