View Full Version : Strad-o-lin

Mar-07-2004, 11:06am
When I study this instrument everything goes against conventional wisdom, the top is thick, the tone bars are horizontal, above and below f holes more or less braces, the finish is thick, but it sounds GREAT!!, how'd they do that? This has been my best spent money on any mandolin.It is all solid woods and from peeking inside it appears to be carved, there is no brace on the back like other pressed back mandolins I have seen.

Mar-07-2004, 11:09am
Heres some mo' http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Mar-07-2004, 11:14am

Mar-07-2004, 11:16am
last one..

Mar-07-2004, 12:45pm
I love it, a real classic


Jim Garber
Mar-07-2004, 9:38pm
I recall Russ Barenberg years ago playing a Strad-O-Lin but it was prob the highest model they made, with very flamed maple etc. I don't think I have seen another, since. He made it sing, tho.


Mar-08-2004, 12:25am
Paul Prestopino who plays with the New England dance music group Hold The Mustard and has been a backup musician for Peter, Paul, and Mary for many years (that's him on Puff the Magic Dragon on their Peter, Paul, and Mommy album) has played a Strad-O-Lin for decades.