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    Default Ike Bacon Mandolin Help

    I just scored this mandolin for a steal. I'm a banjo picker and wanting to know about it. Anyone familiar with Ike Bacon? All I know is hes from northern indiana, mades some mandolins and plays bass. I'd like to find out more about this fine mandolin. I think its tiger maple or walnut back and sides, spruce top, but thats about all i know.
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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ike Bacon Mandolin Help

    Interesting design choices. I, at first, wondered whether that headstock had the little scroll broken off then thought maybe he ,ade it that way. The neck is also joined differently than most mandolins.

    How does it sound and play? Maybe Ike is still around and you can get info from him.
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    it sounds great and plays really nice. im trying to locate ike. hoping someone here knows him

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    Great looking back!

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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ike Bacon Mandolin Help

    He's on linkedin here: Ike Bacon.

    You could also contact the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering and see if they have contact info for him or his band.

    There is also this old thread with posting by another owner of one of his mandolins, tkdboyd who lives in his area.
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