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    Can anyone help? I recently got Regal Mandolin for restoration, It's about two feet long, 8 1/2 wide, 8 strings, flat backed. Any help is appreciated. I have photos but don't where to attach it to. Looking for a site to compare. Thanks.

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    Without pictures of your instrument this is basically an impossible challenge. Regal made a whole lot of instrument styles. The brand name has undergone at least three if not more iterations where it was owned by different companies.
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    You got that right Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladutka View Post
    ...I have photos but don't where to attach it to...
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    OP posted also on Facebook mandolin group. Here's one photo.

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    If someone is paying to restore that I hope it has great sentimental value because the monetary value will never justify the work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    If someone is paying to restore that I hope it has great sentimental value because the monetary value will never justify the work.
    One replier to the FB post said it would be worth $700-800 in excellent condition. I begged to differ... this looks like a budget model probably sold in wholesale lots to retailers.
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    If the case is a hard shell case and fits a Martin mandolin it has value. That mandolin on it's own in good shape is probably less than $100.00. Find that guy that says it's worth 7 to 8 and I'll part with one in much better shape that belonged to my uncle.
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