This one is even closer altho also different finish.
So, let me get this straight. You think this might be a Regal built mandolin?
i have it hand right now, gents.
whoever made it, its old.
look at the "sunfish" mando i bought first.
the head on the sunfish and on this stadium are remarkably similar.
also, the way "washington" and "stadium" were applied to the head are remarkably similar too.
the tuners and gears look old.
while obviously a lower end model, this little stadium dont sound half bad.
its loud and clear sounding and feels rather sturdy in hand.
plus, i think if it was new, it'd say
"made in korea" On it somewhere, but it dont.
but, thats just info for you to consider, i have no insight on these things.
Earl, rest assured, it wasn't made in Korea. You can borrow mob money and bet the ranch on that. Almost positive it was built in Chicago, Illinois. Most likely built by Regal as we've seen this model for years with different labels on it.
I kinda like it and would still like it, regardless of origin.
i know all you guys have intense mandolins and this little stadium
doesnt rank but...
in and of itself... it sounds OK, its ez to play and you could have fun with it.
there's something to be said for having one that you won't cry if it gets banged around a bit on a road trip or
visit to the upstate house for the summer.
know what I mean?
it performs sufficiently to have fun with... and sounds OK and...
you'd rather have your Stadium crushed by a wayward moose than your Loar.
I have guitars i wont take outta the house and I have guitars I do take out of the house,
good to have both kinds.
OK Jake, what took you so long?