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Vintage mandolins can be tough to find if you do not know where to look. For classic sound and style nothing works like a vintage. There are many dealers out there that concentrate on such a thing. By doing an internet search you may be stunned to see that many of the same dealers you would approach for vintage guitars also carry mandolins. Popular guitar makers such as Gibson and Martin also make mandolins, they've made the as long as they've made guitars. You can hop on line and search for your favorite brand and be able to find a credible dealer to purchase your vintage piece from. How Much Will A Vintage Mandolin Cost? Costs on these pieces vary, but for a top brand good shape vintage mandolin you are going to be paying a little more money. It's not only the name you are paying for it's the style and history. Like many things, they just don't make them like they used to so putting out a touch more for a vintage piece such as that will end up being worth you money. Vintage pieces might have a different sound than newer instruments, that unique sound can make all of the difference. You can look for dealers exactly dealing in vintage pieces to get the best price or you can check out auction sites as they seem to have just about anything you could be looking for. Dealing without delay with dealers in this case can get you a better product. As with any antique or vintage item, these are worth what folks are prepared to pay for it. That having been said, if you decide to get a vintage mandolin do your research on the average going rate for an honest conditioned mandolin. Like so many other stuff, the final price will rely on condition and name brand, different brands resale differently. Go searching and do not compromise on the 1st one you see. Make sure you keep your mandolin instrument dry and don't expose it to water or it may crack, warp or break. Vintage pieces have to have a thorough inspection done on them if you're planning on playing them. Many of us collect instruments and use them for decoration. The sound quality manifestly doesn't matter on instruments being purchased because of this. Owning and using a vintage mandolin can provide you with great pleasure and pride, but these mandolins should either be acquired by collectors or mandolin gurus. Folks learning how to play the mandolin should purchase a softly used or new mandolin to play and practice on. Thinking about buying a vintage mandolin? Come visit our used mandolins for sale website and we will hook you up.