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raduray
05-15-2016, 09:50 AM
I know it's not a uke, but figured it's worth a try.

I bought this new when I was in college, but haven't played it in awhile and am now toying with a uke. Mandolin is in very good (excellent?) condition and comes with a hard case and new strings. Serial Number is A-25717. Per Martin, it has a Mahogany Neck, back and sides, Spruce Top, Ebony Fretboard and Bridge.

For now, I'd like to see if I can sell it within driving distance of Worcester, MA so I don't have to deal with shipping.

Price is $675

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TheCraftedCow
05-16-2016, 01:27 PM
Before you sell it, would you consider getting a set of four strings and listen to it tuned as GCEA or gCEA. I have several mandoleles with different string tones. My Martin Backpacker mandolin is tuned Gg--Cc Ee aA. It casts a wonderful full rich sound. I have flatirons, A models and a bowl back tuned as ukulele, and strung with uke strings. Please try it before you hear someone else playing a Muke ( no..I did NOT say a mutt) and you kick yourself for having sold yours
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Try it with a C chord played as 3433 F as2313 and G7 as 4535... and walk that down to F please..

raduray
05-16-2016, 05:53 PM
Just took it out and played with it a bit. The neck is narrow and the fret spacing is tighter than my concert uke, which I consider too tight. I just like the roominess of my tenor. Gonna sell it and get myself a nice koa tenor. On the lookout for a used Koaloha or Collings.

Pirate Jim
05-17-2016, 12:18 AM
Might be worth sticking it on the Mandolin Cafe forum, probably have a lot more interest over there.

raduray
05-17-2016, 01:01 PM
Might be worth sticking it on the Mandolin Cafe forum, probably have a lot more interest over there.

Thanks for the suggestion. Will check it out.