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Thread: New Mando.........No Joy.

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    Default New Mando.........No Joy.

    I just purchased a $7000.00 mando from a reputable dealer. It was handmade by a well known mandolin builder which is frequently mentioned on this board. When I unpacked the mando, much to my surprise I found what appear to be marks on the back under the varnish. I really donít think that these marks are naturally occurring in the maple. Attached are a couple of photos. What do you think?
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    Dec 2012
    Albany NY

    Default Re: New Mando.........No Joy.

    I agree they look to be "above" the natural wood

    but how does it sound?

    at that $ I would expect them to allow and exchange or return or something.
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    Nov 2002
    So Oregon

    Default Re: New Mando.........No Joy.

    Did you see photos of the mandolin before purchase and were these "marks" there?

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    Default Re: New Mando.........No Joy.

    This post violates forum posting guidelines. Your concerns should be communicated with the seller. Suggest you start there first. The specific guideline in question:

    Using the forum to malign or leverage personal advantage in a conflict is strictly forbidden. Though intent or motivation are not always provable, the moderators reserve full right in deeming whether or not comments made are consistent with policy, and may take action to edit, delete, or when necessary, revoke posting privileges.
    Last edited by Mandolin Cafe; Jun-25-2020 at 3:43pm.

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