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Thread #95013   Message #1844534
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
27-Sep-06 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: help? Entry Level mandolin
Subject: RE: help? Entry Level mandolin
another vote for cheap Chinese mandos !!!!

a couple of years ago i bought a few nice quality budget mandos

on auction from a very good ebay seller..

safetywoman67 based in Arkansas (501) 679-3684

"We carry instruments with exceptional playablity. We strive to help people play their dream instrument.
Give us a chance to make your dreams come true.
God bless and have a wonderful day."

great value for money instruments and safe delivery from US to UK..

i've just checked her shop for the first time since..
but today there are only more expensive 'buy now' mandos advertised for sale..

when i purchased from her..
i took a chance on a couple of $50 or $60

rover rm-35's..

and was very pleased with the playability and tone..

both were easy to set up with low even action and accurate intonation.

i also got a Morgan Monroe entry level Beanblosson electric mando..

which again proved to be a very easily playable gig worthy mando..

[but the neck is just a bit too thin for my fingers..]

so yeah.. there are definitely bargain 'player' instruments to be found without too much difficulty.