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There is a 1939 Gibson mandolin in my local paper here for about 5 months and no one has bought it. The guy is selling for about 650$ and I am not sure if this is a good deal yet or not but I was wondering if it was in very good to mint condition with all original pieces what this would be worth? The guy will probably bargain for the price so I was wondering should I consider buying this and then reselling it for a higher price?
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#3
Well if you're going to buy something like it's something you might want to hold onto,
$650 seems really overpriced for something that old, but that's coming from my field in brass instruments, the instrument does not get any better with age.

If you can knock the price down I'd say go for it.
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http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/details.cfm?listId=102409283

if it's anything like that, then it's worth a bit more than $650, but it's not worth a fortune.

i dont know anything about mandolins. my instant reaction was to tell you to buy it, because a gibson guitar from the 50's is worth more than $100 000 today.
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Seems like it would be worth alot more than that if you could find the right person, like a gibson collector or something.

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Well if you're going to buy something like it's something you might want to hold onto,
$650 seems really overpriced for something that old, but that's coming from my field in brass instruments, the instrument does not get any better with age.

If you can knock the price down I'd say go for it.


Wood doesn't act the same way as brass.

It's a (pre)WWII Gibson instrument.

I don't think it's worth less than $650.
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but that's coming from my field in brass instruments, the instrument does not get any better with age.

If you can knock the price down I'd say go for it.



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#9
Heres a good tip:

Go to the guy, play it and get a feel for it. If you like it, buy the damn thing! Mandolin is really fun to play, if you have the interest in learning. I have a pre-WWII mandolin that my great grandmother played in the Boston Phil-Harmonic back in the day. Its good to spice things up in a bit, and when guitar gets a little boring, I play mandolin.
#10
well i cant play mandolin and i definately cant play this one because im a left and its a righty.
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You would still be able to play it. Mandolins are tuned EBGD, so if you flip it over, it will be like you just have the top 4 strings.

You can be like the Jimi Hendrix of Mandolin
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Well then why the hell are you buying it?

to make a profit - he said that.
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#15
You need to buy this.
Pre-War Gibson mandolins are sought after instruments and this thing is worth MUCH more than what you are buying it for.
If it is in good shape it is worth a very pretty penny.

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You would still be able to play it. Mandolins are tuned EBGD, so if you flip it over, it will be like you just have the top 4 strings.

You can be like the Jimi Hendrix of Mandolin



you mean theyre tuned high to low EADG?
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