A good friend of mine just came across this mandolin and we're curious if anybody has any clues as to who built it.. or any information at all really. It seems to be well built and even with a questionable setup and wonky bridge, sounds great.
There is an inlaid "T" in the headstock. The tailpiece looks a lot like a banjo "no knot". It has a TON of frets. To me, it's stylings are similar to the older Givens mandolins in some ways... not so much in other ways.
Take a look and see what you think. Any help at all is appreciated.