View Full Version : Looking for info on behalf of my mom

Nov-02-2013, 11:51pm
Hello everyone....I was wondering if anyone can help me out. my mom asked if I knew anything about this mandolin she has had for a long time....I don't know anything about it :redface: other than it is a bowl back Suzuki mandolin. it is in really good shape. I don't know what year it is or what it is worth. the label inside says it is 201. thank you so very much in advance for any info...... have a great weekend!!!! :) - Shannon

Nov-03-2013, 5:32pm
There have been several threads even recently discussing the Suzuki bowl back like your moms. If I recall it is a heavily built student grade mandolin which, though quite solid, is short on volume and tone.... Others will chime in with more specific info and value.

Randi Gormley
Nov-04-2013, 10:29am
It looks a couple steps up from my old Suzuki, which was a great instrument to learn on but warped at the neck over time. Not much information from me, I'm afraid, but I don't believe (I may be wrong) that these were particularly high-end instruments even new and there's a limited market for them these days.