Re: Looking for info on "The Adams" mandolin
Here's an Adams Bros. parlor guitar currently at Antebellum Instruments. Same "Warranteed" label. Seems to be decent construction.
Hard to say what the mandolin's "worth" until it's playable. Definitely an "off" brand, but the unusual construction -- "bowl-back" silhouette, deep body, flat-back -- might make it of interest to a collector. (No, don't look at me!) I'd get an estimate on fixing it up, first of all, then put it on the market for several hundred dollars and see what interest is generated. If repair costs are modest or minimal, it will be much more attractive than if it needs a bunch of expensive restoration.
If that pick in the strings is tortoise shell -- well, not supposed to sell it, but it would be in some demand, though it looks guitar-sized-and-shaped...
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