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casekeatley
Sep-01-2013, 6:16pm
I recently acquired this old mandolin that belonged to my great great uncle. There seems to be a very worn logo on the head stock but it impossible to read. I am wondering what the brand is and maybe an estimate of how old it is! Thanks! Here are some pictures. (click to enlarge)

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Graham McDonald
Sep-01-2013, 6:31pm
It is a Harmony, designed by Albert Shutt around 1914 and made up until 1940 or so. The were originally called a 'mando-viol' or something similar and for a while were the top of the line mandolin in the Sears Robuck catalogs. The serial number should give you an idea of date, but I can't remember the code they used. Someone else here should be able to help.

cheers



I recently acquired this old mandolin that belonged to my great great uncle. There seems to be a very worn logo on the head stock but it impossible to read. I am wondering what the brand is and maybe an estimate of how old it is! Thanks! Here are some pictures.

bmac
Sep-02-2013, 10:41am
I have admired that style two point. Cool looking.