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    Default Ebay - American flag mandolin

    saw this listing:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gibson-Flag...53.m1438.l2649

    NFI, Flatiron A model, seems cool as it was a factory job, not perfect so not sure of pricing on this one.
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    That price for the paint job. Nope.

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    Gibson has lost its rudder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbella View Post
    Gibson has lost its rudder.
    At least they dumped the ballast.

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    No opinion on the price, but I kind of like it.

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    I don’t care much for flags generally, but I do think this Gibson is beautiful!

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    I am not attracted to this mandolin at all, but a couple years ago there was a special Weber A (I think it was an Absaroka) with Stars and Stripes treatment that really tugged at me. Considerably cheaper than this Gibson and probably sounded a lot better, too. [full disclosure, I definitely have a Weber bias] I was happy to see that one go before I caved in.
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    Default Re: Ebay - American flag mandolin

    The Red and white stripes are reversed. I wouldn't feel right dis-"playing" an incorrect flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom C View Post
    The Red and white stripes are reversed. I wouldn't feel right dis-"playing" an incorrect flag.
    Right you are, Tom. Good eye on that. I subconsciously thought something was off, which is perhaps why it caught my eye.

    Did a little homework and it seems only one version of the flag had a "red stripe" pass beneath the blue field of stars as it does on the mandolin.

    And that was the "Star Spangled Banner" itself with 15 stars.

    Of course the mandolin isn't a faithful reproduction of the SSB either....

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    I bet the guy who came into my store with a flag license plate frame, bug guard, hood decal, air freshener, steering wheel cover, seat covers, and windshield decal on his Jeep would buy that.
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    Looks like whoever layed out the lines got the position and scale wrong on the stripes hence, the blunder. I assume they did several of them, and should have been corrected after seeing the first one.

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