One last try here before I ship this thing off for consignment (I figure those of us around here who appreciate fine astronomy equipment might also appreciate fine musical instruments).
I'm looking for a Losmandy GM8 mount/tripod (standard equipment is all I need) and I have a hand-built Ken Ratliff mandolin (R5) from early 1998 - solid curly maple back, solid sitka top, all hand carved and built for sound rather than bright sparkly things. Electric bridge and instrument microphone included - about $1700 invested in this instrument that just doesn't get played. Email for photographs. Will be shipped to Gruhn Guitars on Friday for consignment at $1800 (current market value according to the guy who built it).
Thanks for looking,