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    Carpe Mandolinium
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    Thanks John.
    According to Mark Platin, Wildwood Banjo Co., this is one of about fifty mandolins he made in the 70's… Flat back, rosewood, f5 style maple neck with volute, slight arched flat top.
    Only one reference on the internet to this Wildwood, re: Doug Austin with Runaway String Band- "Doug has been a member of a number of well known groups over the years: in a trio with Tom Espinola and Lorraine Duisit, with Virginia Rail, a #Richmond based bluegrass band and as a founding member of acoustic jamband Soy Hero. He has also recorded with Virginia Rail and Soy Hero.Doug uses two mandolins with the RSB. One is Collings A-model. The other is a rare Wildwood mandolin, made in 1981 by Wildwood Banjo Co".
    Sweet tone. Purchased from Elderly in the 80's, played for a few weeks, then regrettably stashed in a closet and forgotten till recently.
    Excellent bass tone and volume. Just breaking it in after reigniting my interest by purchasing a Loar 700 via Cafe classified a month ago…love 'em both. Fingers are in constant pain….all good.
    Anyone else have one?"

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