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    Default Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    SGWs flair for description continues with a SOL on the block now described as an A-Frame mandolin. Before you SOL fanciers get too excited, its pretty beat, with a pulled/broken neck joint and other unappealing aspects. Not an early one. However, it appears that there is something of a market in these, and it will go high, I think.

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    Default Re: Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    Sgw?? Sol??
    Kentucky KM-805..........2 Hora M1086 Portuguese II(1 in car)
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    Johs Mller 1945............Fangel 1915................Luigi Embergher Studio 1933
    Marma Seashell back......Crafton.......................Luigi Embergher 5bis 1909

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    Default Re: Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    Guessing SOL is Strat-o-Lin, not s*** out of luck! No idea on who SGW is.

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    Default Re: Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    SOL on the block??
    Kentucky KM-805..........2 Hora M1086 Portuguese II(1 in car)
    Hora M1088 Mandola.....Hora M1087P Octave
    Richmond RMA-110-VS .Noname (German?) mandolin
    Pochette Franz Janisch...2 Pocket
    Puglisi Pocket 1908........Puglisi 1912
    Mandolinetto Neapolitane 1910
    1 Mandriola...................Cannelo G. Mandriola...Bhm Waldzither 1921
    Johs Mller 1945............Fangel 1915................Luigi Embergher Studio 1933
    Marma Seashell back......Crafton.......................Luigi Embergher 5bis 1909

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    Default Re: Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    SGW = ShopGoodwill

    https://shopgoodwill.com/item/148892272

    That mandolin does indeed have a failed neck joint.
    "It's comparable to playing a cheese slicer."
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    Default Re: Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    A common problem with Strad-O-Lin's. I have had two (like that) fixed. Was charged less than $50 for each repair. It's an easy fix. If your repairman charges $100, he is overcharging or he is paying New York City rent. The good news... those Poplar necks rarely bow, that is why the neck joints seem to give. Out of 22 SOL's I have only seen one bent neck.

    Though I don't think I have ever seen a more worn finish on a SOL. Especially one that came with a case. Good candidate for a refinish.

    Finally, that one looks like all solid woods. Not missing any parts. Has original Brazilian Rosewood bridge.

    Too much work for me but if you can do the work yourself... worth it... although Good Will auctions almost always go for too much.

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    Default Re: Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    Went for $118.00 (plus $2.01 shipping & handling), the tuners, bridge, pick guard and tailpiece are worth more than that.

    Did anyone (here on Mandolin Cafe) win the auction?

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