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    Default Kentucky Mandolin-Can't read the model number inside instrument

    Here's the best photo I could get! What do you think?
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    Default Re: Kentucky Mandolin-Can't read the model number inside instrume

    "It's comparable to playing a cheese slicer."
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    There are no specs, and it reads to me as the 150 model, so I don’t know why it’s accumulating so many bids. Others must think it’s further up the list for some reason. In any case, SGW is a crapshoot at all times as the photos are insufficient to guess at basic condition, other than shiny. Often they don’t even photograph the label. You really can’t compare retail or guaranteed condition prices with donated goods, just be prepared to sometimes get one that needs work or just sounds bad. And, of course, sometimes to get a bargain.

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    Default Re: Kentucky Mandolin-Can't read the model number inside instrume

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    There are no specs, and it reads to me as the 150 model, so I donít know why itís accumulating so many bids. Others must think itís further up the list for some reason. In any case, SGW is a crapshoot at all times as the photos are insufficient to guess at basic condition, other than shiny. Often they donít even photograph the label. You really canít compare retail or guaranteed condition prices with donated goods, just be prepared to sometimes get one that needs work or just sounds bad. And, of course, sometimes to get a bargain.
    I don't know, when I look at it and I see it's an A model, that it has tuners made by a known manufacturer, a tailpiece, fretmarkers. If someone knows the specs of a Kentucky most likely early KM-150 then they are identifying it from the specs and not from the label but I could be wrong.
    "It's comparable to playing a cheese slicer."
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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them"
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