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I girl friend's step-dad passed away and her mon gave me this mando. Melody Any info?
I can't read the first owrd but a google search on "Gakki Co" turns up a bunch of Japanese business in the music industry.
Could pre-date Yamaha or Ibenez.
looks like it needs to be converted to a lefty and shipped directly to me http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif
It's a late 60 early 70's import from Japan, no earlier. Looks like the top is plywood. The pickguard is more eastern European style than American. The overall shape is reminiscent of the 30-40's Regals.
I don't know anything about the instrument, but that obscured maker name would be "Maruesu Gakki Co, Ltd"
This is their most recent address:
3-4-14, Ozone, Kita-Ku
Nagoya, Aichi Japan
It looks like an Ibanez that A friend of mine had.