View Full Version : c.1920s Super Fancy Bruno Flatback Mandolin

Jake Wildwood
Jan-23-2010, 5:24pm
Full post about this over at m'blog with lots more photos and info:

Click here to go! (http://antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com/2010/01/c1925-bruno-by-regal-fancy-mandolin.html)

It's probably L&H or Regal made... same difference at the time, really... and sings, moans, chirps, and roars like you'd think it should. And it's got d-lucks trim. Sweet.

Jill McAuley
Jan-23-2010, 6:21pm
That one is a real looker!


Jake Wildwood
Jan-25-2010, 4:03pm
It certainly is!

Its brethren seem to by Washburns from the 1920s... which figures since the Washy guitars had the same sort of binding at the time. This one, however, doesn't match any style code that I've looked up in the W: Prewar book... but then again, it's sold by Bruno.

Always a curiosity in these old fellers...!