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7 May 2016

Pimping my Mandolin

It can only have been a month or so ago that I found a mandolin at the tip. Yes... FOUND! Wahay! What are the odds of that happening? I was chucking some wood into the skip and something shiny caught my eye. It looked like a small guitar nestled amid the rotting timber. I plucked it out, and after a 2 second inspection I was marching it off to my car. I've wanted a mandolin for the longest time... and now I finally have my hands on one!

Here it is... an Eros M1 Mandolin. There's wasn't much wrong with it when I got it home; It had a few minor scuffs here and there, a missing fret dot, and the strings needed changing. The biggest real problem was that the nut had broken. My final assessment was that it wasn't going to take much to get this playable again.