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    Got my F9 yesterday from Carters .It's a 2002. Very few dings and setup is great.Couldn;t be more satisfied.It was a pleasure doing business with them.Bo was my salesmen.

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    Nice! A good Gibson is tough to beat.
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    That's good stuff. Congrats!
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    Congrats! I hope you enjoy your 2002 as much as I'm enjoying my 2002!
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    I've got the same model, ugly looking thing but sounds brilliant.

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    Yup, personal tastes I guess...

    If I were commissioning a new F-style, I'd want the same color and binding, the ability to see the wood without a sunburst, the subtle contrasts between the darkly finished wood grain and the black binding, the un-dotted ebony fingerboard, the ebony pickguard and the armrest. Basically I'd want the same simplistic viewing approach.

    The only thing I don't like about the finish is that it's extremely soft and thin on the top, and as such it marks very easily; I've often wondered if it's varnish.

    I agree about brilliant sound though.

    Unless I lose it somehow, this mandolin is a lifetime instrument for me.

    Note to the OP: I wish I lived close enough to visit Carter's. May not buy anything, but I'm absolutely sure I'd want to.
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    "Music: A minor auditory irritation occasionally characterized as pleasant."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hanson View Post
    I've got the same model, ugly looking thing but sounds brilliant.

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    I had one at one time. The looks is one of the things that attracted me to it. Simple and unadorned, no frills.
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    Per DH, F-9 mandolins are finished with thin coats of satin lacquer. Here's my 2015 (DH signature). Upgrades include Schaller gold tuners, EVO Gold FW74 frets, Bruce Weber traditional bridge (awesome!), James t/p.

    Dandy mandolin.
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    Yup...

    Here's some documentation for the 2002-2003 vintage F-9...
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    -- Don

    "Music: A minor auditory irritation occasionally characterized as pleasant."
    "It is a lot more fun to make music than it is to argue about it."


    2002 Gibson F-9
    2016 MK LFSTB
    1975 Suzuki taterbug (plus many other noisemakers)
    [About how I tune my mandolins]
    [7/29/2019 -- New Arrival!!!]

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    Great deal man-a nice plain no frills Gibson that's the goods-same as high end stuff ut not as fancy! Sound is all that matters anyway!

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    I had one at one time. The looks is one of the things that attracted me to it. Simple and unadorned, no frills.
    Same here - great mandolins! Congrats!

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    forum protocal, pics or it didn't happen.......

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    I think my (rebuilt) F-9 fits in well with my others.
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    Those F9’s are a very nice instrument! Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I think my (rebuilt) F-9 fits in well with my others.
    Great job Jim!!!
    -- Don

    "Music: A minor auditory irritation occasionally characterized as pleasant."
    "It is a lot more fun to make music than it is to argue about it."


    2002 Gibson F-9
    2016 MK LFSTB
    1975 Suzuki taterbug (plus many other noisemakers)
    [About how I tune my mandolins]
    [7/29/2019 -- New Arrival!!!]

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