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    Default 1923 gibson f-5 master model mandolin brochure lloyd loar

    I suppose anything from the Lloyd Loar era carries a premium!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/35476788691...5SOQnxzHsaccT4

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    Default Re: 1923 gibson f-5 master model mandolin brochure lloyd loar

    Yeah thats nice but for that price one could maybe find an old Gibson A model

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    I agree! This LL era snakehead needs help:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/32566062922...Bk9SR_CkzImLYg

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    Sure would be nice "case candy" if you have the instrument to go with it! Wonderful item!

    I wonder how they came up with such a price? (it appears the seller has reduced it from TWICE that amount....)

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    Default Re: 1923 gibson f-5 master model mandolin brochure lloyd loar

    Thanks for posting this sale ad. Any others for sale out there? I have never seen one and wonder if there is a "market price" for this original pamphlet? Thanks in advance. Sam

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    Default Re: 1923 gibson f-5 master model mandolin brochure lloyd loar

    Quote Originally Posted by NickR View Post
    I suppose anything from the Lloyd Loar era carries a premium!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/35476788691...5SOQnxzHsaccT4
    Darryl Wolfe bought one of those many years ago for $475.00. I don't think there are many of them around but I haven't gone looking for them.
    "It's comparable to playing a cheese slicer."
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    Something like this brochure will show up rarely and this makes it hard to know its value. The seller does not know its market price, it seems as he is lowering his price and at some point someone will snap it up. He may be open to an offer or he might just be happy to sit it out for the long haul. If one sold for $475 a while back as Mike Edgerton recalls, I would have thought that it is not massively over-priced and as a rare item it does command a premium- it is just a question, of how much?

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    Default Re: 1923 gibson f-5 master model mandolin brochure lloyd loar

    Like many things, it’s worth what someone is prepared to pay for it.

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    Default Re: 1923 gibson f-5 master model mandolin brochure lloyd loar

    Guess it's all relative. Would you pay $90 for the original pamphlet of a $10,000 instrument you own? Or $9 for a $1000 instrument you own?

    I've certainly done the latter in my time.

    Never owned a $100,000 instrument, so I won't have to worry about that one

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    Default Re: 1923 gibson f-5 master model mandolin brochure lloyd loar

    Paid more than $9 for the Gibson Junior brochure to go with my mandolin. It appears that is a more common item though.

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    Default Re: 1923 gibson f-5 master model mandolin brochure lloyd loar

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    Paid more than $9 for the Gibson Junior brochure to go with my mandolin. It appears that is a more common item though.
    I paid more than $9.00 for the page from a wholesale catalog showing my Kalamazoo KM-11. The things we do for love.
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