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allenhopkins
Sep-07-2008, 10:41pm
Appears to be '30's vintage Harmony or Supertone with the Shutt-inspired design. #Missing nut and bridge.

<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/C-1930S-MANDOLIN-POSSIBLE-SUPERTONE-NO-CASE_W0QQitemZ190250144964QQihZ009QQcategoryZ15994 7
QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">eBay link</a>

Link to article on Shutt instruments (http://www.harpguitars.net/history/shutt/shutt.htm)

mandolooter
Sep-08-2008, 7:57am
Its been played a lot thats for sure!

jessboo
Sep-11-2008, 10:27pm
man wouldn't that be a little honey to have

allenhopkins
Sep-11-2008, 11:49pm
Re-posting the original link, since the old one "died in transition":
http://cgi.ebay.com/C-1930S-MANDOLIN-POSSIBLE-SUPERTONE-NO-CASE_W0QQitemZ190250144964QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item 190250144964&_trkparms=72%3A1163%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

1] Bidding's only around $75 -- bargain
2] Some tweaking needs to be done on the "post a link" feature; old board's worked better.

markishandsome
Sep-12-2008, 8:12pm
Link (http://cgi.ebay.com/C-1930S-MANDOLIN-POSSIBLE-SUPERTONE-NO-CASE_W0QQitemZ190250144964QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item 190250144964&_trkparms=72%3A1163|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A13 18&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14) It is a little less clear what you're supposed to do to link things, but it works fine once you figure it out.

jefflester
Sep-13-2008, 3:43pm
1] Bidding's only around $75 -- bargain

Now up to a whopping $76.

Stephen Lind
Sep-17-2008, 12:20am
guess it's mine

hope i can make it playable

allenhopkins
Sep-18-2008, 2:24pm
guess it's mine

hope i can make it playable

Let us know how it comes out! This is the kind of little serendipitous "find" (like my Howe-Orme mandolinetto) that keeps me checking eBay every few days.

Stephen Lind
Nov-06-2008, 1:53am
got it back from the doctor today and

:grin:WOW:mandosmiley:

plays and sounds incredible

Thanks Alan!!!

mandolirius
Nov-06-2008, 4:52am
I know a guy that has one and it sounds remarkably good, despite the funky f-hole placement. :disbelief:

allenhopkins
Nov-06-2008, 4:56pm
plays and sounds incredible

Thanks Alan!!!

You're welcome. I found the info on the Shutt instruments really interesting, and the fact that a mid-range manufacturer like Harmony came out with mandolins based on Shutt's design, makes a Shutt-style instrument affordable. Hope you get years of great music out of it.

OLD INSTRUMENTS ARE 'WAY COOL!!!

jeff mercer
Nov-10-2008, 7:55pm
Hey, all, I found some info on Stephens mandolin ( its a c.1914 Supertone ) which I posted over on the Vintage section, if anyone is interested.