View Full Version : Patton's mandolin

Oct-11-2006, 10:26pm
this guy is speculating this old gibson belonged to gearge c. scott from patton. what do ya'll think?

<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/1920s-vintage-Gibson-A2-Mandolin-George-C-Scott-Patton_W0QQitemZ250038281274QQihZ015QQcate
goryZ10179QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">"Patton's" Gibson A2</a>

Oct-11-2006, 10:39pm
I'm pretty sure it belonged to Geo C. Scott.

Man, that thing has some serious top cracks!

Oct-11-2006, 10:51pm
if it's THE geo. c. scott, that's pretty cool he was a mando player. i wonder if their are any other known mando playing celebs.

Oct-11-2006, 11:38pm
i wonder if their are any other known mando playing celebs.

Chris Thile http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Oct-12-2006, 6:34am
Could be like George Costanza's purchase of Jon (John) Voight's car.

Jim Garber
Oct-12-2006, 7:27am
Dang! I would have been more excited if it were Will Patton's http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif


Oct-12-2006, 8:08am
Hmm. Patton pending? (sorry)

Oct-12-2006, 8:35am
Wow! This would be a great addition to my burgeoning collection of celebrity truss rod covers.
I'd put it right between P.W. Herman and Dr. H. Kissinger.


Bob A
Oct-12-2006, 10:05am
Personally, I'd like a little documentation before I plunked down hard cash; anyone can have something engraved.

As to added value; well, if George had been a mandolinist of note, that might be somewhat justified. But as it stands, it's a pretty trashed mandolin with an uncertain attribution; worth repairing, maybe, but if the reserve is over a few hundred bucks, they should have just buried it with Mr Scott. (If he's dead; I don't keep track).

Oct-12-2006, 10:56am
I do know that THE Elizebeth Taylor ordered a quartet from John Monteleone for her son several years ago. I saw pics at his studio, they were very cool.

Oct-12-2006, 11:10am
It looks like old George C. put quite a whoopin' on that mando. Whoever he was, he was a manly mandolinist.

Oct-12-2006, 1:01pm
It probably belonged to George C. Scott, the noted auto mechanic from Patton, Neb., who died in 1966.

Oct-12-2006, 6:13pm
As far as value goes on that mando I would say that you could increase it by tossing that truss rod cover.