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Backpacker Mandolin?
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:46:22 AM »
So, I keep flirting with getting a mandolin for fun on the side...  Are the Martin Backpacker Mandos worth some e-bay bidding?  Are they "worth" retail? 


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Re: Backpacker Mandolin?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006, 12:51:19 AM »
What's retail? Myra picked one up here in town at Union Music, had been hanging on their wall for a while, and two of the fiddle moms liked it so well that they went to ebay and each got themselves one. Doesn't have a particularly boomy bass, but is a pleasant bright-sounding mando. I like it.
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Re: Backpacker Mandolin?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006, 01:25:19 AM »
"Retail" appears to be about $200-250 + shipping online.

Who needs boomy bass? Not me I play violin! ;D

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Re: Backpacker Mandolin?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006, 01:44:37 AM »
That's about what she paid for hers, I think. She being an accomplished shopper, I can't always get a straight answer about what things cost... :D ::)

We've had it several years now, and it's showing no signs of being a disposable mandolin. Kind of a cool little thing. I put a strap button on the underside of the neck root, since tying shoestrings to the headstock was a pain.
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