All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

Hey everyone, sorry to lambast you with a quick sales pitch, but I’ve got two of my babies up for sale on eBay right now:

1911 Gibson A-1 Mandolin with all the original parts and fixings:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110873842846?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1078wt_936

2007 Rickert and Ringholz Niel Gow Pochette, serial number 000000:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110873871440?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_1308wt_936

You can see me play the pochette in this old YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsIXxFQ74TU


Thanks for looking everyone - I hope to pass these on to someone who’ll really cherish them!

Re: All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

nice mandolin, i’m financially unavailable to bid, give it to me for free as a good will jesture please

Re: All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

Are you really in Fort Thomas?

Re: All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

I’d buy that fiddle if the playng were included in the deal. Very nice playing and, as far as I can tell through laptop speakers and youtube sound quality, a nice sounding fiddle - surprising for its size. I hope you find a deserving buyer.

Re: All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

"palethinboy"
Okay, but only if you give me a nice nyckelharpa for free as a gesture of good will …

"Weejie"
I am indeed in Fort Thomas, KY. Are we neighbors?

"CreadurMawnOrganig"
Thank you for your kind words. The deserving buyer is the one who loves the instrument and loves playing it.

Re: All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

""Weejie"
I am indeed in Fort Thomas, KY. Are we neighbors?"

Not any more - I used to live on Memorial Parkway - and Waterworks Road before that.

Re: All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

Way out of my budget but lovely. I’d like to justify it on the grounds that it’ll only appreciate in value but I’m just too poor.

Can anyone suggest a modern mando that sounds like an A0 Gibson? F hole carved tops are very aggressive (nowt wrong with that) and the flat tops are a bit ‘soft’ (good too). I’d love to try a carved top round hole but I’ve not come across one.

Ooo er missus.

Re: All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

raymondgallagher,

I don’t think you are going to find a modern mandolin that sounds like a vintage Gibson for less than you can find a vintage Gibson. Check the classified ads at http://www.mandolincafe.com.

There are plenty of cheaper oval hole mandolins out there, but none with that vintage Gibson sound.

Mike Keyes
www.mikekeyes.com

Re: All Original 1911 Gibson Mandolin & Niel Gow Pochette Fiddle for sale

Could I just say that I’m one of the people who don’t think a "Buy-it-now" price makes an auction ?
Why not have a low starting price and a hidden reserve of the minimum you’re prepared to let it go for ? You might even start a feeding frenzy like that and get more for it.