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    Default Budget 2 point A style mandolin

    Long story short, Iím looking to upgrade from my current mandolin, which is a simple A style mandolin. Iíve really have taken a liking to the look of 2-point A styles, but having trouble finding one in my price range (sub $1000). Just wondering if yíall have any recommendations for some budget 2-points? I could settle for another simple A style if it comes down to it, but the heart wants what the heart wants. I hear this is how MAS gets started...

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    Default Re: Budget 2 point A style mandolin

    This
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/155634#155634
    Morris 2 pt archtop with McClung armrest and gigbag for $975.
    You'd be hard pressed to find a better deal than that.
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    Default Re: Budget 2 point A style mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by stevojack665 View Post
    This Morris 2 pt archtop with McClung armrest and gigbag for $975. You'd be hard pressed to find a better deal than that.
    The same mandolin was a better deal when it first hit the classifieds on May 11 for $650 IIRC. The seller then relisted it on May 12 for $875 and May 13 for $1000 before moving it over to Reverb for $1250. It returned to the classifieds June 3 for $975, but who can tell what the asking price will be next?
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    Since the story is out for all to see, make the guy an offer and stick with it. I have played three or four Morris mandolins and they all sounded good and played well.

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    I believe the one that was for $650 was sold (it is no longer in the classifieds). It was a solid color brown (no sunburst). The two currently in the classifieds are both sunburst. One is a new two point from Howard Morris for $1250 and the other is a private sale for $975.

    From what I have read on the forum, you can't go wrong with a Morris mandolin. Caveat: I have not played one so I can not speak from personal experience, only what I have read. I also have NFI in either mandolin.
    I can only play half as much as I want, because I only play half as much as I would like.

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    Default Re: Budget 2 point A style mandolin

    That was the first option that popped into my head as well...
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    Those Morris mandolins that were posted are right up my ally! Unfortunately, Iím not quite ready to pull the trigger just yet. I was mainly just seeing if a decent quality 2-point could be found for sub $1000, as my own search didnít turn many prospects. Itlooks like the Morrisís would fit the bill perfect for my tastes/wants. To be honest, though, still need to ďsellĒ it to my better half, and make sure itís in our budget together. But this at least gives me a more realistic price point to discuss it over, and a good trail to search when I can pull the trigger. Thanks guys! Yíall really do great stuff on this forum, and response time is always impeccable. As always, keep on picking!

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