Re: Nice Gibson A-50 in Nashville under $1k
1. There are no "'20's" A-50's, 'cause it wasn't introduced until the early 1930's. Most 1920's Gibson A-models were oval-holes (not all), so it's the difference between the sound of an f-hole and an oval-hole, pretty much.
Originally Posted by jazzjune18
2. As to the chop: yes, f-hole mandolins tend to have sharper attack and quicker decay, which is good for "chopping" off-beats.
Gibsn: '54 F5 3pt F2 A-N Custm K1 m'cello
Natl Triolian Dobro mando
Victoria b-back Merrill alumnm b-back
Stradolin Vega banjolin
Sobell'dola Washburn b-back'dola
Eastmn: 615'dola 805 m'cello
Flatiron 3K OM