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    Ain't no thang! (And yes, believe it or not - actual mandolin content.

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    I wish I had known that restranging could fix high action, I wouldn't have paid for that neck reset.
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    Just saw this one on the Portland CL:

    https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/...473364410.html

    $25K for a 1946 Gibson A

    Especially love the description. They'll be waiting quite a while for the Harry Potter character to contact them...
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    Yes, “very, very rare” - on the basis that there’s only one of it! Haven’t we discussed this one before? (“Sirius” buyers only.)

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    What used to be amusing or irritating illiteracy has been replaced with device autocorrect or dictation features, so now the emphasis is now on our proofreading abilities, an entirely different part of the brain. Spelling isn’t my responsibility anymore, the historical rules of grammar are ignorable, punctuation now includes hieroglyphic emoticons. All I can say is lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    What used to be amusing or irritating illiteracy has been replaced with device autocorrect or dictation features, so now the emphasis is now on our proofreading abilities, an entirely different part of the brain. Spelling isn’t my responsibility anymore, the historical rules of grammar are ignorable, punctuation now includes hieroglyphic emoticons. All I can say is lol.
    All that is very true. Except for saying lol. I hardly ever do that. This stuff, these affronts to my beloved English language, make me so mad I could spit. I spent a lot of time and effort and thought learning all that, and also how much more there is to know, that I'm not about to let it go. Which is not to say I don't let a lot go - you have to, it's overwhelming - but sometimes ... I find I'm rolling my eyes all too often, especially at facebook. My goodness, we are so in need of an eyeroll emoji here. Whistling is the closest, but it doesn't really get it.

    Anyway ... this guy. Reminds of John McEnroe's classic, "You cannot be serious!" This guy cannot be Sirius - he is definitely not a star. And while this is nice and all, an A-50 is neither rare, let alone very, nor worth that much. Not even a tenth of that. Whatever! [insert eyeroll here]
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    It's very rare and worth $25.000! Well I'm not sirius but i'm xm! I do have a $25,000 valued harmony mandolin, he is open to trades, lol!
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    Go for it! Tell him Harmonys are much rarer than Gibsons. But you'd be willing to trade - if he throws in $5000 to offset the difference in value.
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    This absurd ad is making its third appearance in Craigslist's classifieds for Portland, Ore. My first reaction was to suspect an attempt to fleece a would-be buyer. But I have learned over the years not to underestimate the power of ignorance and/or incompetence.

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    Hmmmm, I wonder if they’d take more? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbella View Post
    But I have learned over the years not to underestimate the power of ignorance and/or incompetence.
    This is a gigantic lesson, that has helped me in many many situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I agree but, once again, this is in Japan. This Flatiron was the fanciest of the pancakes -- extra maple syrup and plays like butter (as any pancake should). Still...
    whew - if I could get that kind of change for my Flatiron, I'd forgo the maple syrup and butter...
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    This Ebay seller gets 2 listings for mandolins that are priced way over market prices:

    Gibson A Model Mandolin #9645 for $4999.99
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/29488862800...QAAOSwf4xiQNnj

    Kentucky KM-250 S Mandolin W/Case for $1299.99
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/29499443193...EAAOSwtu5iVXX3
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    This Ebay seller gets 2 listings for mandolins that are priced way over market prices:

    Gibson A Model Mandolin #9645 for $4999.99
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/29488862800...QAAOSwf4xiQNnj

    Kentucky KM-250 S Mandolin W/Case for $1299.99
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/29499443193...EAAOSwtu5iVXX3
    I would have held onto my 250 S that I got rid of all those years back if I'd only known.
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    This thread has been a little too quiet for the last few months. I don't think this F-2 3-point has been discussed here:

    https://reverb.com/item/58924491-gib...2-early-1900-s

    Obviously refinished, with non-original bridge and tailpiece cover and, I believe, either replaced or chopped-off fretboard and missing the pickguard. At least it has the Handel tuners. Lots of cracks, some repaired, some don't look repaired although the seller says they are.

    Selling a beautiful, early 1900's, 3-Point Gibson F-2 Mandolin. This is a fully functional gorgeous mandolin in a rarely seen finish! The tone on this instrument is incredible as you can imagine. Purchased from the original owner who had it in his family for years. Mandolin is in great shape for an instrument that is well over 100 years old. The exact date is not known since the label inside has faded but these were made during the early part of the 1900s. As you can see, there were cracks that were repaired by a professional luthier and are 100% solid. There is no pickguard but to be honest I actually love the way it looks without it. The headstock scroll is in one piece and never split, which is rare. Please look closely at all pics. Mandolin comes with the alligator case pictured which is fully functional but could use a little glue around the outside strips. Here is your chance to own a piece of history, it pains me to sell but I must.
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    I don't like the cracks or the price, but from 10 feet away it looks pretty good!

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    I dunno. At only (only?) $6300, with free shipping, it may well get snapped up soon enough.
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    There's a 3 point black top F-2 with original finish at Gruhn's for less.

    www.guitars.com/inventory/mf9146-1908-gibson-f-2

    It's been there for a while. They would probably consider a reasonable offer.

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    That Reverb seller hasn’t a clue that it was refinished. His price is based on his assumption that it is a rare finish maybe never seen.
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    Ignorance is bliss...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    That Reverb seller hasn’t a clue ...
    I saw that. It was almost a spit take. But I think it'll sell because enough people are not as clued-in as many of us are. And ignorance is bliss for buyers, too.
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    That reminds me of a quote from a teacher long ago. " If ignorance was bliss you'd be in a peaceful state for the rest of your life".
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    Speaks for itself:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/26594446325...&segname=11021

    Condition: “needs a lot of work”
    Ya think?

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    Well the spiders like it a lot. I do like the homemade case. And think I of the stories that mandolin could tell of the person who played it quite a few years ago. I see lots of smokey bars…
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    What?!? Just needs a little TLC.

    OK, a lot. And a few other things. Still, only $300 ... for a bonafide gen-u-ine historical artifact.

    Someone might make an offer ...
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