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Jul-19-2010, 6:45am
Found this mandolin at a recent auction, but there is no identifying information on this mandolin (that I can find). There are traces of glue from a long-ago label on the inside, but nothing else. Does anyone recognize this bowl back mandolin?60749

Jim Garber
Jul-19-2010, 8:02am
Looks like a product of the Lyon & Healy factory, heavily(?) over-varnished, with part of the fretboard replaced. Not too high end but prob a decent instrument assuming the "restorer" didn't go overboard. I am not sure if the bri9dge is in the correct place... it is usually not on the pickguard, but closer to the cant.