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    Default Gibson project on Ebay

    Not a mandolin but scrolly, poor thing must have suffered some random hippy painting, lol!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-192...item3fdf8f02fd
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    Starting bid $2750?



    Just a heads-up for anyone who might be even remotely considering this:
    It appears that the long side crack runs through the tail block, and it is likely that the tailblock is split. Maybe it could be repaired from the outside, maybe not. If not, it will be necessary to pull the back to repair it.

    If somebody does a really first quality restoration on this instrument, they might be lucky enough to sell it for the same price the seller is asking.
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    I wouldn't expect that one to fly off the shelf as it were.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    As an added bonus, this strange instrument has a big crack in its top.

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    With all the things wrong with this one, the seller helpfully points out-

    a piece of binding is missing.

    Well heck, if that is all it needs...

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    But you could look like Big Bill Broonzy!
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    And you'll be singing the blues when you get the repair bill . . .

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    Think that Virzi is still in there?

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    I live close by,I could save on shipping.

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