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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Sorry Jeff, I didn't know those were your listings. It was late and all....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    I get some hate mail occasionally regarding my eBay prices.
    Jeff, I know how you feel.

    When I price things, I only have one rule of thumb... It's only overpriced if it's a STRADOLIN

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    Here is a canvas mandolin case for a mere $125! Some may recall that unplayed 1930s Regal mandolin that I posted up- complete with a canvas case which grossed $162 at auction. Now, that may have been a reasonable buy- somebody bid on it and then bought another mandolin and posted here he hoped he would not be the only bidder- and he was outbid at the close by a dollar- and was not forced to sleep on the couch! I was tempted to post this on Steve Kirtley's Vintage Case site. There is no doubt that a canvas case is of interest- but I would reckon that most owners of a vintage mandolin would not be pairing their cherished instrument with such a flimsy case although one would keep the dust off!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-2...EAAOSweuBcn3WQ

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mandolin/18...c802%7Ciid%3A3

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    Kind of a primitive design there.

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    Maybe it's perfect for roots music?

    Love the ad copy that refers to Taylor Swift as a bluegrass artist.
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    Seller says: “Mandolin. Will post pictures in next couple of days.” Brand is Rocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlM View Post
    For posterity the ad verbiage is:

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    The sound of bluegrass has always been popular in the southern states of the USA but, thanks to mainstream artists like Taylor Swift, it is becoming popular worldwide. This Rocket MAB01 Traditional Bluegrass Mandolin (model Violinburst) is one of the four staple instruments for bluegrass. A mandolin may be strummed, plucked or tapped; keen instrumentalists with a background in guitar will pick it up very easily.
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    How does one “Tap” a mandolin? If you tap this I don’t even think you’d get sap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbofood View Post
    How does one “Tap” a mandolin? If you tap this I don’t even think you’d get sap!
    Especially with basswood top back and sides.

    Rocket MAB01 Mandolin

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    8 strings
    Basswood top
    Basswood back & sides
    Nato neck
    Fingerboard provides a nice feel for the player and good support during quick fingerwork passages
    Bridge: Black-stained Maple, adjustable
    High quality engraved nickel adjustable tailpiece
    Machine Heads: Open gear, nickel
    Sound Hole: FF keys
    Tuning: GG DD AA EE
    Includes Bag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    Love the ad copy that refers to Taylor Swift as a bluegrass artist.
    Here, for your listening pleasure, is some of that Taylor Swift Bluegrass on that stellar Rocket Acoustic Bluegrass Mandolin

    https://youtu.be/9lVs51fXsVg

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    ...model Violinburst...
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    Quote Originally Posted by your_diamond View Post
    Here, for your listening pleasure, is some of that Taylor Swift Bluegrass on that stellar Rocket Acoustic Bluegrass Mandolin

    https://youtu.be/9lVs51fXsVg
    Eeesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbofood View Post
    Eeesh!
    I agree! Hurts my ears!!!

    Even worse, he appears to be an employee / getting paid for that performance!?!?!

    Here's a good reason I prefer older / vintage Stradolins (even the cheap stradolins) to that tinny / sterile / new Rocket "Acoustic Bluegrass Mandolin".

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    Is this one of the new ‘made for kids’ vids?



    -this is not good music, I’ve reported it to YouTube.
    Too late. I’ve watched it 3 times, and now I think I like it.
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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon DS View Post
    Is this one of the new ‘made for kids’ vids?



    -this is not good music, I’ve reported it to YouTube.
    Too late. I’ve watched it 3 times, and now I think I like it.
    I was wondering who gave that video a 'like' rating . . . .

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    This Gibson mandola sale on eBay looks like a scam.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1927-Gibson...QAAOSwz39d4qd7

    Edit: Looks like eBay has taken it down already as I was posting this.

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    This Gibson A model on FB Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...0416940772503/

    Only $25,000.00, lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    This Gibson A model on FB Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...0416940772503/

    Only $25,000.00, lol!
    Probably a typo of at least one zero on the price. Strange that it is 1898 and 1920s.

    1898 Gibson Madolin style A - 1920s S# 63600
    Nashport, OH · 6 days ago ·
    $25,000

    Was My Grandfather's he bought it during WWII Willing to Negotiate on price right now.
    Negotiate to about 3-5% of the asking price? It doesn't look too bad but price is silly.

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