Anyone know where to find a Savannah mandolin?

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Anyone know where to find a Savannah mandolin?

Postby printedland » Thu May 03, 2018 7:11 pm

I'm on the lookout for a second mandolin (yes, yes, I know, mandolin habit and all that.....) as a cheapie to take travelling etc. The most likely candidate looks like the Savannah SA-120 'Louisville' (see http://www.savannahacoustic.com/sa120.html)

However, I'm having check of a job finding one anywhere in the UK

Anyone come across one? Or seen one in. local music shop?

Any advice welcome!

thanks

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Re: Anyone know where to find a Savannah mandolin?

Postby Ray(T) » Fri May 04, 2018 7:58 am

Can't say that I've ever seen one. Many of the "Pac-rim" instruments probably originate from the same factory. Why, in particular, do you want one of those?
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Re: Anyone know where to find a Savannah mandolin?

Postby printedland » Fri May 04, 2018 9:54 am

Thanks for the response.

It's not that I want one of these particularly, and I realise that it's another of the 'pac-rim' instruments from Korea or China.

However, my criteria were:
-cheap enough to not worry about travelling with it (sub-£200)
- definitely solid top, and all solid wood if possible
- A-style, not bothered whether it's f-holes or oval hole

So the candidates seem to be this Savannah (which is all solid), or one of the higher-end stage models (M40s is all-solid, apparently), one of the Ashbury ones (AM-10 is within that budget), the cheapest Kentucky (the KM-140 is on amazon for £199), or a Washburn M1S

Any thoughts?
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Re: Anyone know where to find a Savannah mandolin?

Postby Ray(T) » Fri May 04, 2018 12:44 pm

I'm probably not the best person to ask re sub £200 mandolins - my travel mandolin used to be a '24 Snakehead but now I've "downgraded" to a Breedlove.The thing you will find though is that, if you're used to something much better, you won't be happy with a significantly lower grade instrument. It might be worthwhile looking for something used.
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Re: Anyone know where to find a Savannah mandolin?

Postby Daniel » Tue May 08, 2018 6:52 pm

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Re: Anyone know where to find a Savannah mandolin?

Postby printedland » Wed May 09, 2018 4:08 pm

Thanks, Daniel - that looks lovely for $200

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Re: Anyone know where to find a Savannah mandolin?

Postby Ray(T) » Wed May 09, 2018 7:54 pm

+ currency exchange fees + shipping + import duty + VAT + possible charges for collecting the tax!
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