Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

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Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by MandoSquirrel on Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:41 pm

Here's the reason my Breedlove Cascade mandolin is for sale:
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I don't seem to do good at photoing anymore, and they're cell phone pics, but you gets what I got.
Sold as 1918,& it's hard to make out the faded penciled serial number, but, if I read anywhere near correct, it appears to be a 1920.
As you see, I haven't removed the tag yet; got to enjoy the newness while it lasts!
Looks to have had a coat of something put on, close view seems to reveal a pickguard shaped discoloration, coincidentally, under the pickguard location!
Plays great, & sounds real good; can't wait to try the strings I loved on my previous A2, & see if it responds as well.

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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by Tele on Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:48 pm

Da*n! That is a great find Mando! I love it!
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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by MandoSquirrel on Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:55 pm

Armrest is the same one I had on the Breed, from King Brown Handcrafts, in Australia.

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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by MandoSquirrel on Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:56 pm

Tele wrote:Da*n! That is a great find Mando! I love it!
Bet I love it More!!!!!!!
Thanks!

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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by Portland Rain on Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:10 pm

Congratulations MS! That is really cool. Cool

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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by Tom Bombadil on Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:54 pm

Great lookin Mando, Squirrel. < grin> It has to sound good cause I don't think I have ever heard you so stoked. Congrats!
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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by MandoSquirrel on Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:12 pm

It does sound good. I thought I'd be changing the strings pretty quick after picking it up, but it turns out they were put on not too long before I made my deposit to lay it away, so I'm working on wearing them out.
One has to look close to see any finish problems; it's not bad at all, & plays almost as nice as a Breedlove.
(and the price was about two thirds what vintage A2's appear to be going for these days)

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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by WileE on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:16 am

That is a real beauty. The Holy Grail of mandolins in my opinion. Congratulations!
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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by MandoSquirrel on Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:05 pm

WileE wrote:That is a real beauty. The Holy Grail of mandolins in my opinion. Congratulations!
Having had an A2 before, I'm pretty much of that opinion myself.

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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by Omegaman on Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:12 pm

Beauty. I knew you were gonna love it after you described it to me in Florida. Way to go Mando! Tag still on?

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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by MandoSquirrel on Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:13 pm

Yeah, tag's still there!

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Re: Not a Breedlove in Sheraton Brown

Post by gtrbill on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:34 am

Mando, congratulations on your new beauty. I'll bet it sounds sweet. I can only hope when I'm 90+ someone will refer to me as "new". Very Happy
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