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squamish5
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Glad to be back!

Post: # 3097Post squamish5
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:35 pm

I missed this forum very much, such a great group here! So I’ll air my pet peeve with the group. I just bought a 2004 MT and it looked pristine until I played it, the intonation was waaay off. So I moved the bridge back 1/4” to where it should be and look what I discovered underneath the feet! This was bought from a knowledgeable dealer who said it was “set up” (read hide the dents)
Does this sort of blemish bother anyone else or am I being too fussy?
Charlie.
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Red Oak
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Post: # 3433Post Red Oak
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:48 pm

It’s too bad the finish was damaged. It doesn’t look good.

If you bought it from a reputable dealer, they should address your concerns.

Good luck in getting your problem resolved!

Greg Y
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Post: # 3472Post Greg Y
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:17 pm

Charlie, The pragmatic answer is that these things happen. Instruments get wear and tear and bridge misplacements happen. You can talk to the dealer, although that won't make the mark less visible. I bet the mandolin sounds great. I had an MT from 04 or '05. Serial # 525. Fifteen years later i bet they sound even better played in. Good luck, however you deal with coming to terms with mark.

Red Oak
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Post: # 3488Post Red Oak
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:39 pm

Your comments are right on the mark. I think the problem for the buyer was that the damage was concealed. If the dealer is reputable, then I'd guess that it was unintentional. At any rate, the buyer has to feel comfortable.

Thanks for posting!

Red Oak
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Post: # 3866Post Red Oak
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:05 pm

squamish5 wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:35 pm I missed this forum very much, such a great group here! So I’ll air my pet peeve with the group. I just bought a 2004 MT and it looked pristine until I played it, the intonation was waaay off. So I moved the bridge back 1/4” to where it should be and look what I discovered underneath the feet! This was bought from a knowledgeable dealer who said it was “set up” (read hide the dents)
Does this sort of blemish bother anyone else or am I being too fussy?
Charlie.
Any progress to report on? Hopefully your knowledgeable dealer addressed your concerns. Let us know!!!

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