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    Default Help. I need information

    My aunt gave me (post death) an old Gibson Mandolin. The inside tag also says “Roy Killgore Grand Rapids Michigan”. How do I find out if it is worth anything and does anyone want to buy it?

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    Registered User slimt's Avatar
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    Do you have any Pictures?

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    Teacher, luthier
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    Yes, we need pictures. A clear shot of the whole mandolin, front and back; closeups of the front and back of the body, and closeups of the front and back of the head [the part that holds the tuning machines].

    Also, see if there is a readable serial number on the Gibson label, or stamped into the back of the head.

    It sounds like your aunt would have liked you to learn how to play it.

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    It is worth cash, yes, but you don’t want to sell it because it’s worth a lot more to you as a mandolin.

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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Roy Killgore was a fretted instrument teacher and obviously a Gibson dealer. That label probably does not add anything to the value of the mandolin just an interesting fact.

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