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Posted By: van lingle
27-Jul-07 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: Thinking of buying a mandolin
Subject: RE: Thinking of buying a mandolin
folkofthewood.com has a number of pages on choosing mandolins and some mandos to sell as well. I've owned a couple of Army Navy style Flatirons and found them good quality USA made instruments with lots of volume and a bright, cutting tone, as Richard noted. They weren't the equal of my old Army Navy, which disintegrated, but a great buy at 250 to 300 US dollars used. Not sure if they still make them but they do turn up used now and then.vl