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    new to the mandolin and the mandolin cafe. I'm looking for any information on a zenison f style mandolins

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    Never heard of this make. I did find one model on their website here and am guessing a budget model made in Asia perhaps imported by the company: https://zenison.com/collections/folk...nburst-tobacco
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    For $135.99 I would not expect to sound good let alone be playable. YMMV
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    I once owned a Venison, it was very deer to me.
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    And I bet it only cost a Buck.
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    Someone once gave me a Jettison mandolin and I knew exactly what to do with it.
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    How is that price even possible? Who makes any money off of that?
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    Somebody buy one and give us a review on YouTube.

    Could be from the Rogue factory ($156 for f-style at Amazon), using even cheaper materials, like the sandalwood back and sides? I'm guessing a container got through and someone has a crapload (I'm going to say "figuratively") of them to unload.
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    I bought one off ebay.what caught my eye was the wide neck. I'll let you know next week how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMatt View Post
    How is that price even possible? Who makes any money off of that?
    The same folks that sold this $30.00 A back in 2019. It's still being played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    The same folks that sold this $30.00 A back in 2019. It's still being played.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...s-on-Clearance!
    That was an entertaining trip to the past
    So I take it you never disassembled the instrument?

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    Iím curious to hear how the Zenison mandolin works out for the OP, but the kid sized acrylic strat with led lighting they offer has me quite interested. Could be fun. If itís not playable it could still provide some nice ambient lighting to my studio space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    That was an entertaining trip to the past
    So I take it you never disassembled the instrument?
    No, I gave it to a young friend that wanted to learn to play.
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    @Steve 2E, that acrylic guitar is dying to be turned into an electric tenor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    And I bet it only cost a Buck.
    Yeah, but that's a lot of doe for what you get.

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    my brand new zenison arrived with the bridge laying in the bottom of the box. I set the bridge and intonation,it was easy to play but had very little tone.I boxed it up and sent it back to the shipper.yet another lesson learned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    And I bet it only cost a Buck.
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    Seems like the Zenison resembles others of that elk...
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    I may be bucking a trend here, but I moose-t say it is difficult to caribou-t it. It's a wapity.

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    I want to laugh at these puns, but am afraid it would just encourage a whole new herd of them.

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    If nobody laughed, it would Cervidae them right!

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