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    Default 1940s Strad-O-Lin

    We get what reads like an AI puff piece. The mandolin is over- priced except it has a nice 1930s case that is meant for a Kay Venetian judging by its shape but it is still too pricey.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/39519501395...h6lIuPV7RSlLIN

    I think this case has the same shape:

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    Default Re: 1940s Strad-O-Lin

    cool case. reasonable shipping. overpriced.

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    Really nice case .... except what is all that streaky greyish stuff on the outside? I worry about mildew (though the inside looks okay).
    Definitely overpriced, but there is the ability to make an offer.

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    My supposition is that it is extreme wear which has laid bare the material foundation of the covering although I may be wrong.

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    This is laminated so yeah it's overpriced. I have this model, paid $125.00 for mine. There is no date stamp in mine, isn't this 1950/s and not 1940's as advertised?

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    Default Re: 1940s Strad-O-Lin

    Quote Originally Posted by your_diamond View Post
    This is laminated so yeah it's overpriced. I have this model, paid $125.00 for mine. There is no date stamp in mine, isn't this 1950/s and not 1940's as advertised?
    It could be either. Looks like the headstock has a curved center instead of a point. The latter to me indicates 1950's (and 60's) SOL models. But it's so hard to say with certainty. Because that could also be a builder to builder difference. The instruments from the 1930's and 40's I've owned have a curved peak in the center, but not sure how long that lasted.

    Have a feeling that this might sound good. Someone went to the trouble to install newer (hopefully better) tuners. And it looks like it's been played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    Have a feeling that this might sound good.
    I'm fairly certain this would sound good (mine does / same model) but laminated SOL's only bring between $100 and maybe $250 for a really nice one, on a good day.

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    The seller offered $100 off, so I went ahead and took the bait, mostly because I wanted the case for my 2-point Strad-O-Lin (and I don’t have this particular SOL model ). I expect it to be shipped tomorrow, so will report back once it arrives.

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