I sure do like the looks of this 1907 Gibson mandola:
You hardly ever see that wildflower inlay. And either my eyes deceive me or the body's a little more ... voluptuous than later H1 and H2 mandolas.
What was Randy Wood thinking when he slotted the nut and bridge? Essentially, this instrument has 8 equally spaced strings rather than 4 pairs. Does anyone besides Sam Bush think this is a good idea?