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    Default Monteleone F on classifieds

    A well-worn one popped up on the classifieds yesterday and was gone in like a half hour. Any one here grab it? Where is it headed?

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    Default Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    Not at liberty nor our intent to discuss who bought it but the ad is likely in Google's cache so I can spill the beans that it was offered at and I assume sold for the $7K asking price. Picture attached from our logs. First-time use of the Classifieds and I was concerned at that price that it was a scam but couldn't really prove anything so let it through, was in immediate touch with the 6-7 people that responded within the 30 minutes the ad was up. Turns out one guy got a phone number, called the guy, guy played it (quite well apparently) over the phone and the deal was made. He's apparently an older, long-time bluegrasser and lost his business recently to the virus. About all I know of it except that he's apparently a known individual on the West coast where he lives. Have no idea of the condition of it. Price seems awfully low, but it could have a of issues so anything further is simple speculation.

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    Default Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    Thanks Scott, and sorry to have made you do extra work this am. The mandolin looks really cool!

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    Default Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    The seller, his business, and his Monteleone are all mentioned in this older thread:

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    Default Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    Well, dang...wish I had seen that. Hate it for Terry, though...

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    Default Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    I know Terry's been talking about selling his Monteleone for a while...I'm sorry he had to let it go so quickly under these circumstances. I played it recently and think the tone is great...a bit on the dark side, but really woody. For me, it would need some professional setup help, but for the price a really good deal for the buyer. A neat transition period of Monteleone's work from the F5 to the Grand Artist.

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    Default Re: Monteleone F on classifieds

    That's a good recommendation for the quality of the instrument, and honest play wear. Sounds like the buyer is getting a well-loved instrument. To whoever got it (if on the Cafe site) - congratulations! Enjoy and play it in good health!

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    Absolutely! I hope whoever bought it chimes in when they get the set up worked out...

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