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Feb 27, 2021 - 9:02:26 AM

DocRRK

USA

3 posts since 2/16/2016

So I have an East man MD 615. I’ve upgraded the tuners and the tale peas, the two pieces that I think are really not very good on the easement. I’m thinking I’m ready for an upgrade to a better mandolin and I’m wondering would anybody recommend upgrading to a 100 year old Gibson mandolin?

Feb 27, 2021 - 9:04:42 AM

DocRRK

USA

3 posts since 2/16/2016

quote:Originally posted by DocRRKSo I have an Eastman MD 615. I’ve upgraded the tuners and the tailpiece, the two pieces that I think are really not very good on the Eastman. I’m thinking I’m ready for an upgrade to a better mandolin and I’m wondering would anybody recommend upgrading to a 100 year old Gibson mandolin? I have attached the info on the Gibson. Very reliable, highly rated shop.

Feb 27, 2021 - 11:38:38 AM

DocRRK

USA

3 posts since 2/16/2016

Oh absolutely. My question was, is it worth taking a look at?

Feb 27, 2021 - 3:35:32 PM

98 posts since 2/15/2012

It wouldn't be for me; I buy new, not into taking care of antiques.

Mar 15, 2021 - 4:02:21 AM

mandoist

Netherlands

74 posts since 1/4/2011

quote:
Originally posted by yankees1

I have four mandolins and all bought new but an old Gibson is intriguing to me ! It shouldn’t depreciate in value ! Make sure it is in great condition !


And... as always... make sure it's a legitimate Gibson (not a copy with an inlayed 'Gibson' or 'The Gibson' logo on the peghead)

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