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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    An unlabeled electric
    Those electrics are interesting - the sound would be more dependent on the pickup rather than the materials/construction right?

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    I guess everything can affect the sound of an electric but I'll go out on a limb and say the elctronics will influence the sound more than anything else.

    This thread has become our repository for these mandolins. We seem to get several a month and I try and send them here and link back as well.

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    Here is one branded Bruno Maxitone

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    Here is another branded Citation.

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    Yet another one can be found here with the B and backwards B label.

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    Here's one labeled Hohner.

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    Someone is about to pay more money than they should for one of these on eBay. They say it's a Gibson. It isn't.
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    At least the seller is covering his/her b*tt / caveat emptor...etc.:

    On Aug-20-12 at 11:31:37 PDT, seller added the following information:
    I HAVE GOTTEN A FEW EMAILS STATING THAT THIS IS NOT A GIBSON. I WAS TOLD IT WAS HOWEVER, I AM THINKING FROM THE EMAILS THAT SEEM TO BE PRETTY KNOWLEDGEABLE THAT THIS IS NOT A GIBSON. HOWEVER, I AM UNSURE WHO THE MAKE IS. SO PLAN AND BID ACCORDINGLY
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    And yet another with no brand name on it can be found here.

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    Heck, here's another one my brother gifted to my sonClick image for larger version. 

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    My brother thinks it's an older one, but I'm not sure...just another old no-name mando as far as I can see

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyeross View Post
    Heck, here's another one my brother gifted to my son.

    My brother thinks it's an older one, but I'm not sure...just another old no-name mando as far as I can see
    That one looks much different than the others posted. A budget mandolin but much older and prob made in US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyeross View Post
    Heck, here's another one my brother gifted to my son.
    My brother thinks it's an older one, but I'm not sure...just another old no-name mando as far as I can see
    As Jim said, yours is an American made mandolin. The tailpiece alone is worth more than these mandolins. I can't clearly see the headstock shape so I can't say what I think it is. This is head and shoulders above anything on this message thread.

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    As Jim said, yours is an American made mandolin. The tailpiece alone is worth more than these mandolins. I can't clearly see the headstock shape so I can't say what I think it is. This is head and shoulders above anything on this message thread.
    wow. OK, I'll tell my son to take good care of this one then....

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    Here is an electric model labeled Harmony.

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    Here's another one labeled Harmony.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Here's another with no brand name.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Here's one labeled Rhapsody
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    An interesting eBay auction can be found here.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Here's one with the elusive double B brand on it.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Here is another electric with the Harmony label. This one might have been imported by Harmony in their final throws before they closed the company.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Perhaps the most desirable of all of the mandolins built in this genre, the elusive imported Strad-O-Lin that is the same as all the rest of them. Now on eBay at an inflated price.
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Here's one in the classifieds today with the Kent Brand Name at four times the going eBay price. Although the ad says it's from the 60's in the heading it's circa late 70's-80's.
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Here is one labeled Renata.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Here is an unlabeled one.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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