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    Default Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    Don't get the bridge and tailpiece modifications when it remains with the ebony nut!
    He has retained and offered the originals . . .
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    This is very interesting, and very, very tempting....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/126533#126533

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    Mary is killin' me! I want the Koa!

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    Indeed. At least I am not at all tempted by the two Fender mandolins on offer from Montana Lutherie. But that hardly makes up for the temptation of those pancakes (though, also not a fan of the pancake with pickguard look, so that one is safe).

    Has she been selling these things all along? Were old pancakes ever for sale from the Weber website?

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    It's like deja vu all over again. . .

    Here it is! Back from an MOP inlay to remove the strap button and setup, the 1N to replace my other 1N. This one's an '83, so one year older. Much less wear too! Plays/sounds great! Just love it all over again! Even with the original gold 5-latch case!

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    Congratulations, F-D on your new addition. 1N+1N=2N, yes? And I sincerely I hope it was a compulsive purchase.
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    Default Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Congratulations, F-D on your new addition. 1N+1N=2N, yes? And I sincerely I hope it was a compulsive purchase.
    (it was)

    f-d
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    F-D w/o a Pancake is just wrong on many levels. Glad to see this thread still up and moving!

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    Yes! I compulsively read this venerable thread.
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    So, I'm now officially in. Just picked up an '83 1N from Willie's American Guitars in St. Paul, MN. Guess it doesn't help to have a great shop between work and home.<G> Somewhat of an impulse purchase. Didn't need another mandolin. But after picking it up and starting in on Sakkijarven Polkka my wife knew it was only a matter of when, not if, I was buying it. She loves the volume and tone. And a nice contrast to my vintage Gibson A's.

    A side note - the label on this one states it's by Backporch Productions. Noticed a few pages earlier that a slightly later '83 1N doesn't have that on the label. So we can see where the transition period is.

    Came with the chipboard case. But will probably use an Eastman gigbag most of the time. Of course, it'll mainly sit out on a stand at home. The neck shape just seems to be calling to me to play it.

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    You guys are making me wish I didn't sell mine.
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    Default Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Quote Originally Posted by soliver View Post
    You guys are making me wish I didn't sell mine.
    Don't get too hung up on it. You ended up moving it to get a better instrument. Nothing wrong with that. It's not like these are really rare and expensive. That's part of the fun. Like the Strad-O-Lin. Funky and different and something that can go to the beach, a jam, or even a gig.

    Plus, I just got mine yesterday, so have to talk it up. Still in the honeymoon phase.
    1910 Gibson A, 1929 Gibson A Jr., 2018 Eastman MDO-305, 2018 Big Muddy MW-0, 2015 Ashbury Style E OM, 1983 Flatiron 1N
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