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    Mando accumulator allenhopkins's Avatar
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    John Bernunzio has just restored a Stahl mandola that he believes is a Larson brothers build. Played it for a few minutes today; it's an impressive sounding instrument, and in decent shape, though with quite a few repaired back and side cracks (none on the top that I could see). Bridge is new, tailpiece cover as well -- I didn't pull it off to see if the tailpiece base was original. Action is fine, sound with new strings quite impressive.

    Here's a link; he wants $2K for it. Will someone please buy it before I succumb to temptation? I just bought a Larson mando-bass (well, traded for it), and I don't need more reasons to spend money. No financial interest on my part, other than a desire to safeguard my bank account from more Larson-y.
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    2 to 1 you will succumb.
    No "accumulator" needs a reason to buy an instrument other than "it is there."

    A real Larson it appears to be.
    Last edited by rcc56; May-05-2018 at 12:15am.

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    Default Re: Stahl mandola

    Sweet looking 'dola!

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    Default Re: Stahl mandola

    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    Will someone please buy it before I succumb to temptation?
    Allen, you doing us all a great service by buying that mandola. Please do provide photos and sound files when you get it. And, thank you so much for your service.
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    Default Re: Stahl mandola

    Looks like Allen might have successfully made it through 24 hours. If he's lucky, he's not seeing pink mandolas with purple spots or watching flatpicks crawling up the walls. . . . yet . . .

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