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    Default Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    Was noting it's the anniversary Jim & Jesse's 1980 recording, "Today!", still widely available. Interesting music, plenty of drums on this album and the material reflects bluegrass' awkward embrace of the folky, pop music of the time. Love old album art and noticed Jesse has a 3-point mandolin, highly inlaid. Have a hunch who the builder is but thought for fun I'd throw it out here for guessers and those that know.

    Man, those vocals though, those guys never slipped.

    Jim & Jesse's 1980 recording Today!

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    Default Re: Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    Guesser here: Lou Stiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    Guesser here: Lou Stiver
    That's the easy guess.

    "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt" Sound of loud incorrect buzzer goes off. Google is your friend.

    Oh sure, mouse over to see if we were dumb enough to identify the builder.

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    Default Re: Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    Nope, not here

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    Too wise.

    and love them tool tips...or better - fool tips.

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    Default Re: Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    I can't tell from the pics, but I seem to remember Jesse playing a Wynn for a while.
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    Default Re: Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    John Wynn. Of course, I am from Springfield MO and knew John as a true gentleman.

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    Google really is your friend. I had no idea.

    http://www.wynnmandolins.com/pages/wynn-photos.php
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    Default Re: Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    The blonde mandolin that Jesse plays is made by Stiver, the three point is a Wynn....

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    Default Re: Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie Poole View Post
    The blonde mandolin that Jesse plays is made by Stiver, the three point is a Wynn....
    Saw him with Del and Dawg at Ryman this past June. He was playing a blonde. Blonde mandolin, that is.
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    Default Re: Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Google really is your friend. I had no idea.

    http://www.wynnmandolins.com/pages/wynn-photos.php
    Nice link. Thanks. From cool to well... different
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    Default Re: Name the builder of Jesse McReynolds' 3-point mandolin

    The story went that Wynn made three 3-points for Jesse to choose from and he picked the one in the picture. I took lessons for a short time from Colin Blair in St. Louis. He had a Wynn 3-point that was supposedly one of the two Jesse didn't pick of that lot. I got to play it once. It was a great mandolin!

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