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Woody's A-4 style Mandolin Page
by an unknown manufacturer or person
This A4 style mandolin was found when closing up a family member's estate.
This person was originally from the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
I don't believe this is a Gibson-relation as there are no manufacturer's marks except
for two stamped numeric of F-39 and 4222-300 inside the sound hole.
If you have any ideas or theories about who made this mandolin,
please CLICK HERE to email me (Woody).
I do not believe this A-4-style mandolin was hand made by a hobbyist
as it has numbers (meanings unknown) stamped inside the instrument
I do believe that some of the
possible origins of this mandolin might be:
- Incarcerated prisoner making it for sale to the public at the prison shop
- Imported into the American market from a European or Asian continent
- World War One "doughboy" mandolin (mass made for deployed soldiers)
- Mass produced for sale in Sears or Montgomery Wards catalogs
Judging from case and general
I believe it was built before 1930.
I would be interested in hearing your ideas about who made this mandolin.,
Please CLICK HERE to email me (Woody).
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