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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

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    Though it's not a mandolin, this 1980 Gibson Byrdland GUITAR w/ F5 Mandolin Headstock on ebay for $11,499.99 seems a little bit overpriced
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    I had no idea they could go for that much, lol!:

    $50,000
    A Morgan Monroe mandolin and case; used very little;

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    This one is not finely crafted, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWRoyds View Post
    This one is not finely crafted, for sure.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/CUSTOM-MADE...AAOSw9OJfBKHev
    I love the "Siminoff" on the headstock ... that's a sick burn.

    It looks kind of like a James Docy but even more hastily assembled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I had no idea they could go for that much, lol!:

    $50,000
    A Morgan Monroe mandolin and case; used very little;

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...5340814752179/
    I love that this ad includes the original $886.89 sales invoice from 2010. That mandolin was quite the investment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    I had no idea they could go for that much, lol!:

    $50,000
    A Morgan Monroe mandolin and case; used very little;

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...5340814752179/
    Maybe it has historic value: owned by *both* Bill Monroe and J. P. Morgan.
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    I think the seller just made a typo and put a comma in the wrong place. The original cost of the mandolin alone was $499.95, I think he meant $500.00 for a ten year old item. But I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Maybe it has historic value: owned by *both* Bill Monroe and J. P. Morgan.
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    I had one of these, probably made by L&H, lovely inlay, but price is astronomical. About 4 or 5% of that price would be optimistic. Granted, it does look like it is in excellent condition, but still...

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    Then there's this one ($2995.00):

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Style-Man...IAAOSwUjhfHJIS

    Perhaps if it had been Granpa's banjo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    Then there's this one ($2995.00):

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Style-Man...IAAOSwUjhfHJIS

    Perhaps if it had been Granpa's banjo?
    On the plus side, with that break angle it's probably inaudible.
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    No mandolin content, but a $450 Marine Band harmonica makes you stop and think....

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    Used harmonicas somehow never appealed to me all that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycat View Post
    Used harmonicas somehow never appealed to me all that much.
    Exactly. Very different than a horn, which can be sterilized. The wood in the harmonica makes this impossible. Or, at the very least, unappealing......

    something like drinking from the same bottle as a, well, anyway, yuck, you get the idea......(and you thought Covid-19 was a problem.......)

    And, yes, I see them at antique stores all the time and wonder..........what the....???

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-TRUE-RARI...7/124291363910

    A buy-it-now for $8450.00! Sure, they are rare but I'm not sure that it justifies the price. I have a friend with a killer Kettler that he wouldn't part with. I've tried, lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-TRUE-RARI...7/124291363910

    A buy-it-now for $8450.00! Sure, they are rare but I'm not sure that it justifies the price. I have a friend with a killer Kettler that he wouldn't part with. I've tried, lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    Exactly. Very different than a horn, which can be sterilized. The wood in the harmonica makes this impossible. Or, at the very least, unappealing...something like drinking from the same bottle as a, well, anyway, yuck, you get the idea......(and you thought Covid-19 was a problem.......) And, yes, I see them at antique stores all the time and wonder..........what the....???
    Hohner dealers used to have a bellows contraption that allowed prospective buyers to test out harmonicas without imparting their "cooties" to them by mouth-blowing. The slogan was, "You blow it, you've bought it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    Very different than a horn, which can be sterilized.
    Exactly! Have recent arrivals, a 1963 Conn trombone & a 1916 King baritone horn soaking now.
    Too bad their vintage cases are not so easy to refresh & restore. Direct sunlight & Febreze Fabric inside help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Exactly! Have recent arrivals, a 1963 Conn trombone & a 1916 King baritone horn soaking now.
    Too bad their vintage cases are not so easy to refresh & restore. Direct sunlight & Febreze Fabric inside help.
    Find a company that does restorations after a house fire and have them give the case an ozone treatment. You can also get it done at a hockey rink. It will solve the case stink problem.
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    Here ya go ...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Min...e/274458802259

    "As you can see from the pics it is in absolute mint condition, and was officially appraised back in 2004 by Mandolin Brothers in Staten Island at $1,500, and in the past 16 years it's value has gone up considerably."

    Who's gonna break the news to the seller about instruments that were appraised by Stan Jay in the middle of the vintage instrument bubble?

    It's a nice one, and may still be worth $1,500 if the seller is lucky. Hard to imagine paying more than that for it.

    Especially with a string missing.
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    Actually, I'm wondering what the reserve is, as the current bid is $100.00 and says "reserve not met." It may be less than $1500, so may be a bargain after all. It does look really clean.

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    Anyone who thinks the value of a Style A has gone up from $1500 in the past 16 years is a few fries short of a Happy Meal. So I'm inclined to believe it will have a high reserve. But I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Anyone who thinks the value of a Style A has gone up from $1500 in the past 16 years is a few fries short of a Happy Meal. So I'm inclined to believe it will have a high reserve. But I could be wrong.
    If it's the same one I saw yesterday, his original BIN price was a whole lot higher than $1500. Wouldn't be shocked if his reserve is $1500. While it is super clean, not sure there are that many collectors out there right now who are looking for mint old oval hole mandolins. But he might get lucky.
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    Historically the seller appears to be heavily into selling Saxophone mouthpieces.
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    Two days ago the "buy it now" price on that Gibson A was $4,000.oo

    I was going to post it but then the owner changed the ad slightly.
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