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I figure I'd start off an "eBay Finds" thread with this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Harp-guitar-nearly-new-unusual-and-attractive_W0QQitemZ300021463839QQihZ020QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

Pretty decent starting price if you need 6 sub-basses.... Body kinda has that Dreadnaught look to it....

 


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The string spacing was widened on the bass nut probably because the tension of the bass strings caused them to touch each other as they were played. Nice looking instrument. 


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Here is a very pretty 15-string German Harp Guitar on eBay:

http://tinyurl.com/o7yjo

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I thought that this was a pretty cool find.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Harp-Guitar-Chitarra-Lute-vln-History-book-NEW_W0QQitemZ290024485962QQihZ019QQcategoryZ359QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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Oh Gregg.....

is it me or does this look familar.

I'm guessing Seatle era!

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-GUITAR-HARP-ANTIQUE-HAND-MADE-ACOUSTIC-HARP_W0QQitemZ190030560147QQihZ009QQcategoryZ118994QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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Something tells me that Gregg made a preemptive strike on that one...

 


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Yeah, and it was NOT easy, thanks to Mr. Blabbermouth Nate!
Sorry, I wanted to wait unitl it was safely on the Fedex truck - he got a ton of emails on it....if I had not plead my case in the first hour it was up, he never would have bit.
Not a bargain, but fair for once!
One I really needed - my first Double Point and 3/4 size. Very excited about that, hope it's not too thrashed. I'm mystified that there are a good dozen of those (3/4's) out there and no one has mentioned (or perhaps bothered?) actually playing the 19-20" child's scale. Can't wait!

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Yeah, and it was NOT easy, thanks to Mr. Blabbermouth Nate!

 


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Gregg, did you also get that basketcase one I emailed you about earlier? With the big chunks missing?


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Heavens, no, Darrell....I avoid that kind of project.  I know who did though, poor guy!


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Congrat's Gregg! Looks sweet.




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It's really cute, in decent comestic condition, but with severe warpage around the soundhole. Will be a very tricky and pricey restoration....

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It's not a harp-anything but it sure looks like a Howe-Orme-something!

Oh, and I'm bidding on it, so unless you really, really, really want it, (or unless you have more money than me) steer clear!

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Quite-Unique-Vintage-Oliver-Ditson-Martin-Mandolin_W0QQitemZ130039243464QQihZ003QQcategoryZ10179QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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It's all yours David. It's a garden variety mandolinetto, though perhaps better built.
Have you seen my old page?
http://www.minermusic.com/mandolinetto.htm


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Sure, I used it to compare with this ebay one. Do you mean that I'm not going to be fabulously wealthy after winning this? Don't you think it is Howe-Orme?


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No, it's only worth a couple hundred tops. Very common. An H-O is an H-O, a Ditson is a Ditson (made by Martin or ?)...
Other than general body outline, completely different.


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http://cgi.ebay.com/Knutson-Harp-Guitar-1910-VERY-RARE-SIZE-L-K_W0QQitemZ200038115055QQihZ010QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

The guy say that it's worth 7000... Another dreamer around. He supposed found the price in a vintage guitar list... I wonder witch one...

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Whew! Somebody outbid me on the mandolinetto, I was getting worried that I may have to pay for something that I would just have to work on. Is there a "syndrome" identified yet for bidding on something, then regretting immediately?


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I came here to tell you it's all yours. I found a Weber mando today I may get just for giggles.

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Yes - "Mineritus"
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http://cgi.ebay.com/VERY-RARE-1916-GIBSON-U-HARP_W0QQitemZ220041096855QQihZ012QQcategoryZ33025QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 

Another dreamer....

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Dreamer Ben?

Around two grand for a playable Gibson HG is not totally out of line...

 

Edit: Didn't notice the "Reserve not met"!! Guy probably want's 8 Gs or more


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I talked with ihm, he is a nut guy anyway... If you want a nice Gibson you count between 2000 to 4000 depending on finish, conditions and case...

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Hey!

       He finanly heard me! It used to be 4000 £ and buy it now at 6000£... Yes!, ye! yes!

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1916-Gibson-acoustic-harp-guitar-VERY-RARE_W0QQitemZ110050188930QQihZ001QQcategoryZ2385QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Gibson with no reserve. Needs rapaired, but looks like there's hope. I'm interested in seeing how much one of these things is really worth...

 


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