Re: help Identifying a mandolin
The bridge on mine is the one that was on it when I got it, in 1984(tuners, also). It's positioned so the intonation is correct, whether that's where it's supposed to go or not.
Mine has the sound I expect from a vintage flatback, similar to Howard Armstrong's sound. It works for anything but bluegrass, in my opinion.
Nashville session man & Levon Helm producer, Larry Campbell offered a similar mando in the Cafe classifieds a year or two ago, listed at $450, if I remember correctly. I don't know if he got it, but it would take more than that to pry Victoria from me.
Gibson A2 1920(?)
Washburn 215(?) 1906-07(?)
Victoria, B&J, New York(stolen 10/18/2011)
Eastwood Airline Mandola
Vega 200 archtop, 1957?