Gibson A50
Gibson A50 with Johnny Gimble setup. $1,000.
The late Johnny Gimble, legendary Western swing fiddler and mandolinist, played a Gibson A50 with an added pickup and tuned CGDA in single courses. Someone has gone to great lengths to set up this A50 just like Johnny's, with an added 4-pole pickup and metal Tun-O-Matic bridge.
     So if you want to sound like Johnny Gimble, obviously the only thing holding you back is that you don't own this mandolin. But that can be fixed.
     The mandolin is in very good condition for an instrument that's almost 70 years old, although there is one significant ding along the bass side. Basic purple-lined case included that is probably original (it does have a metal Gibson logo tag, although that tag has come loose and is sitting in the case pocket).
     See more photos, or for more information. $1,000 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.