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Thread #95013   Message #1844175
Posted By: wysiwyg
26-Sep-06 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: help? Entry Level mandolin
Subject: RE: help? Entry Level mandolin
Hardi says his Kentucky is no longer made-- mahogany sides are no longer available I think he said, in Kentucky's. However, your friend might want to be in touch with Dave Ruch, upstate New York Catter. He was looking for a mandolin very recently and might have seen or heard about something your friend would like. Dave is good about answering PMs and emails.

I'll add the usual endorsement to get a good used one instead of a cheap new one-- but temper that with Mudcatter Hogeye's experience of buying and modifying a cheap Chinese mando. It sounded great. Custom bridge and I forget what else he did.... I don't know when he was at Mudcat last though, or if his old email is still on my puder and if he's still there.