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  1. Help in Identifying Instrument

    I recently purchased an old bowl-back mandolin. I found an exact replica on Reverb, leading me to believe it is an American Conservatory mandolin. There are no markings anywhere on the instrument. I took it to my luthier and he insisted it is a greek bouzuki and put bouzuki strings on it (D'Addario - nickel-plated steel) and tuned it to CFAD.

    I still feel that it is an American Conservatory mandolin, based upon reviewing differences between the two instruments. I am a beginner ...