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telepbrman
Mar-16-2004, 12:23am
Hey, awhile back I posted some info about an Owsley Mandolin, and I was just wanting to double check if anyone else out there has an Jim, James, Jimmy: Owsley Mandolin from Hayes, Va? Thanks, dy...

Tom C
Mar-16-2004, 7:20am
Acid mandolins?

RoninGlo
Aug-31-2009, 9:05pm
I also own a jimmy Owsley mandolin
I played in his band for a few years Ronnie Cooke gloucester co va
email <Removed by Moderator>he was a personal friend

RoninGlo
Jul-24-2018, 12:42pm
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Hypoxia
Jul-24-2018, 4:34pm
Acid mandolins?My reaction, too. Yeah, back in the day on Haight Street, before I was entrusted with a mandolin. Makes me recall my infant daughter peeing on Jerry Garcia.

dlhogge60
Sep-11-2018, 5:10pm
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mrmando
Sep-11-2018, 7:06pm
If you want to sell your mandolin, put it in the Classifieds. No selling instruments on the discussion board.

mindybar
Nov-11-2018, 6:17pm
Hi, I see this thread is very old, but I was wondering about the Owsley that I have, I was told that it is the first scroll top top made by Jim Owsley, its labeled with a hand typed label SN 0022, just wondering anyone has any history on something so unique? My friend played it for many years and has since given it to me, and I want to make an offer to him, so Im just trying to seek appraisal, I guess. Do you have any suggestions? Im attaching a photo of the label, Jim Owsley, Hayes Virginia Ser. 0022 1975. What I was told is he thought the scroll was copyright protected by Gibson. I play it all the time, its priceless to me, I just want to offer something for it.

JED1963
Jan-29-2021, 2:05pm
Hey, awhile back I posted some info about an Owsley Mandolin, and I was just wanting to double check if anyone else out there has an Jim, James, Jimmy: Owsley Mandolin from Hayes, Va? Thanks, dy...

I have number 0005 from 1963. Bought it from Jimmy in 1977. It's basically a round sound hole A with two points on each side. It is labeled Coke, Virginia which is a smaller section of Hayes in Gloucester, Virginia

JED1963
Jan-29-2021, 2:10pm
I own #0005 (1963). I bought it from Jimmy at his shop in Gloucester in 1977. A friend of mine bought one of his F around the same time. Years later he was having some neck work done on it and the luthier found a made in Korea stamp somewhere in the neck joint. He was slick enough to buy Asian imports and modify them to his specs.

JED1963
Jan-29-2021, 2:12pm
191636 1963 Jimmy Owsley mandolin

Jim Garber
Jan-29-2021, 7:19pm
191636 1963 Jimmy Owsley mandolin

I love his aesthetic. Do you think he called it "The Ouch-sley" with all those pointy parts? It sort of reminds me of these old style map-shaped mandolins:

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