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    Default Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    For A models the OP's budget hits such a sweet spot. Lots of options - all instruments that could be a life-time mandolin. I hope the OP is going out and playing as many as possible to find "the" one!

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    Iíve read all the suggestions, my .02 worth is the name on the peghead IS NOT the final test. You may find a $1,000 mandolin that will put them to shame, play every one you see for sale until one speaks to you.

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    I haven't played every mandolin out there. I have played any I could get my hands on.

    Yes, there are quality (and preference) ranges that don't exactly correlate to price.

    No, I've never met a 1K mandolin that puts an Ellis to shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWilliam View Post
    Oh yeah. One guy’s reject could easily be someone else’s lifer.
    Not all the clams are at the beach

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    There's a beautiful Duff for sale in the classifieds.

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    Recent Duff A5s are the best.

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    I'm going down tomorrow to check out the Red Diamond.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    I see it's still there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    I see it's still there.
    Never made it down there. No yet, anyway.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    Recent Duff A5s are the best.
    +1

    I could give yours a new home…….
    Not all the clams are at the beach

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