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    Default Re: Gibson Master Model vs Fern

    These were some great insights into my question that got this thread started ( again I am sure). So, $7,600 for a standard Fern or $8,000 for a _lacquer_ MM new (with Grovers not $16K+ for varnished with Waverlies), from the same vendor: the choice seems like a decision no-brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red7flag View Post
    I was fortunate to live near the Gibson Showcase while it was still alive. .
    I must have been asleep or something, but are you saying that the Gibson Showcase at Opry Mills is gone?
    Tony Szczygielski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Platnick View Post
    Heres what I know...mine is frigggggin' excellent!!!

    Thats all the science I have.
    Hands down the absolute best post ever made on the Mandolin Cafe. Well said.
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    Default Re: Gibson Master Model vs Fern

    I've owned 2 Master Models and a Fern. They were good instruments....different but good. Had a chance to play the Skaggs that Dave Harvey brought to a mandolin expose' that I hosted a year and a half ago. Now the Distressed Skaggs is a weapon......looks and sounds really really Loar like.
    As it was said above by several of you, there are tons of choices and it's all good. Just pick one that you can afford and play away.

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    The opry mills mall in under water. I don't know how much damage, but I would suspect a good share of it is damaged pretty badly. No one expected the flood waters to rise to that level. The Cumberland river was expected to crest tonight higher than at any time in recorded history....at least since Noah's flood. It is scary to think the mall under water. Hard to imagine!
    Have a Great Day!
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    good luck and kind thoughts to the people in Nashville right now.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45ACP-GDLF5 View Post
    Just another opinion NOT based on fact....kinda comical though
    Don't see the comedy here but I'll say this. I know Shaun and the dude knows his mandolins. He changes mandolins like most people changes socks! He has or has had some of the finest mandolins you can buy.

    It might just be his opinion but he most def knows what he is talking about.

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    This is such a great thread!

    I'd love to hear them side by side, are there any high quality video recordings comparing a Fern to a Master Model?
    Last edited by HollowPine; Apr-09-2021 at 10:22am.

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    Default Re: Gibson Master Model vs Fern

    Funny to read some of these comments from 11 years ago.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Funny to read some of these comments from 11 years ago.....
    Except that I'm getting gas pains for a MM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Funny to read some of these comments from 11 years ago.....
    Yes... and to be reminded of some of the MIAs... both helpful and otherwise.
    "I play BG so that's what I can talk intelligently about." A line I loved and pirated from Mandoplumb

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