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Mar-23-2004, 9:17pm

Here is a picture of my mandoline. It has no label and no serial number. When I bought it, a purchase receipt came inside the case. It was purchased from Colorado in 03/20/1974. I have seen an indentical one for sale on ebay; but that one had a label and it was made by Suzuki in 1960. Could my mandoline has been made by the same luthier around the same year? Or it just from another builder that tried to immitate the Suzuki model. I also heard that around late 60's and begining 70's, the japanese Luthier Ibanez had made copies of many great builder mando-models, but he never lableled them. Could also my mandoline be an Ibanez? The quality of the sound and the great detail of the wrok tells me that the maker is a pro. Any clues out there?

Thank You
refer to an identical mandoline that was for sale on ebay: Ebay Page (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3708486315&category=10179&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBWA%3AIT&rd=1)