Re: Bowlbacks of Note
That's quite a story, Jim. It certainly is a good looking copy, if Ralf's estimate is correct. Makes me think of all these fake-Gibson threads that pop up here now and then. If you could make something that good looking, why not go into business for yourself? Certainly, a number of the custom F5 makers sell their mandolins for a higher price than non-Loar Gibsons fetch. Did Ralf have any idea when this might have been from?
I've always been fascinated with stories of art forgeries, etc.
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