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Dave Greenspoon
Oct-19-2008, 2:30am
Ignoring some of the newer mandos, and the plethora of Kays, here are some intersting (to me at least!) instruments...

Here's a Stromberg (!!), but there seems to be different "Strombergs" out there made by a couple different companies at different ties.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1920-s-stromberg-mandolin_W0QQitemZ260300671828QQcmdZViewItem?hash= item260300671828&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A3%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

40's A-50

a 1917 A-1
http://cgi.ebay.com/1917-The-Gibson-A-1-Mandolin-all-original_W0QQitemZ120319406897QQcmdZViewItem?hash= item120319406897&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A3%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

A really nice looking Stradolin
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-STRADOLIN-8-String-Mandolin_W0QQitemZ230301281742QQcmdZViewItem?hash= item230301281742&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A3%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

FYI, I have NFI.

Oct-19-2008, 6:58pm
My "Victoria, B&J, New York" is a "Stromberg", & I love the "bas-relief" on the rear of the headstock.
I'm trying to attach pics, third is the best full body of her I have, seen with the Breedlove KO I sold a few months ago.
I believe Stromberg-Voisenet was the manufacturer, & they were sold under varied brand names.

Oct-19-2008, 8:17pm
They are actually Stromberg-Voisenet mandolins, totally different company than the Stromberg that built the archtop guitars. Stromberg-Voisenet became Kay.

Oct-20-2008, 10:20pm
Oh, yeah, I should have known that, Stromberg's a big name in archtop guitars, Ranger Doug has an awesome collection.