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Author:  Thomaston [ Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:56 am ]
Post subject:  Question about shipping a mandolin

Hi friends,
I’ll probably be posting a mandolin (Fullerton Gloucester) for sale sometime in the next few days. Once I have a buyer and the time comes to pack it up, what do I do about the bridge? I’ve read of people lying the bridge flat for banjos, but I’m not sure if I should do the same with the mandolin. I do intend to put fresh strings on and detune them prior to packing, but just not sure what to do about the bridge.
If I do remove the bridge or lie it flat under the strings, should I mark proper placement with a pencil for the buyer?
Thanks in advance!

Author:  Thomaston [ Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Question about shipping a mandolin

One thing I forgot to mention is that the mandolin will be in a gigbag. If that matters.

Author:  brewerpaul [ Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Question about shipping a mandolin

Selling a Fullerton Gloucester? How could you? :wink:

Author:  sbfluter [ Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Question about shipping a mandolin

I bought (or rather traded for) a mandolin once and it arrived in a box inside its gig bag completely assembled and ready to play. I've had the same experience with several dulcimers and a ukulele as well.

Author:  Thomaston [ Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Question about shipping a mandolin

brewerpaul wrote:
Selling a Fullerton Gloucester? How could you? :wink:


I know, right? Madness! I’d never consider selling it if I wasn’t having a custom oval-holed made. But, I try not to keep duplicate instruments, and I also have my eye on a bouzouki upgrade so $$$ is needed.

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