Re: Help: Sears & Roebuck Supertone Mandolin
Well, a new set of strings-$8.00 and about 30 minutes of time to remove and install the new ones, then tune it up. Whalla you are in playable condition. And as has been stated-use lights NOT bluegrass mandolin strings on it.
Since yours is missing the "Waverly cloud tailpiece cover" good luck in finding one, in any shape. They have not been manufactored for a long time and vintage instruments frequently have theirs missings.
Only things you would need is a book or mandolin teacher and an electronic tuner and you would be in buisness. Oh and play what ever kind of mandolin music moves you-rock, classical, bluegrass, celtic etc. Learn you some chords and have fun. That would be a fitting tribute to your grandfather and his old instrument.
If it ain't got at least 3 strings on it, it ain't worth playing.
Just sittin back, pickin and grinnin!
Thank you AMY RAY for giving me an interest in mandolin and bouzouki, as well as Bill M, and countless others!