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    Default W S Jacksom Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    Jacksom should be Jackson - I can't change the title of the post...

    Anyone know anything about this builder? I played a copy of a master model (with Gibson on the headstock) that he built in the late 70s. I can't find anything about him on line anywhere. Thanks
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    Default Re: W S Jacksom Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Willowbee View Post
    Jacksom should be Jackson - I can't change the title of the post...

    Anyone know anything about this builder? I played a copy of a master model (with Gibson on the headstock) that he built in the late 70s. I can't find anything about him on line anywhere. Thanks
    I just bought a Gibson F-5 mandolin in Marietta GA dated 1977 South Bend Indiana crafted by WS Jackson! It's an absolute beauty and she sounds incredible. I too wasn't able to find any info. Would love find out more for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Loubowski View Post
    I just bought a Gibson F-5 mandolin in Marietta GA dated 1977 South Bend Indiana crafted by WS Jackson! It's an absolute beauty and she sounds incredible. I too wasn't able to find any info. Would love find out more for sure.
    From Atlanta Vintage Guitar? That's where I think I saw it, when I posted originally.

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    Kelley Mandolins Skip Kelley's Avatar
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    Default Re: W S Jacksom Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    I recently retopped a W.S. Jackson F5. The sides had some funky looking places on them. Let’s see some pictures please.

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    Default Re: W S Jacksom Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    How do I post pics? I can't find any options to upload them from my phone.

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    Default Re: W S Jackson Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Willowbee View Post
    From Atlanta Vintage Guitar? That's where I think I saw it, when I posted originally.
    Yes that's where I got it. Once I figure out how to get pics posted I'll reply.

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    Default Re: W S Jackson Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    That's the most serious finish crackle I've ever seen on a mandolin. Looks pretty awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onassis View Post
    That's the most serious finish crackle I've ever seen on a mandolin. Looks pretty awesome!
    Yeah it's pretty sick, nothing I've ever seen on any other instrument.

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    Default Re: W S Jackson Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    I love the mojo on that one and it obviously was well-loved and well-played. Lots of snap, crackle, and pop. BTW no need to post this multiple times. The people who need to see it will find it.
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    Default Re: W S Jackson Mandolins - South Bend, Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I love the mojo on that one and it obviously was well-loved and well-played. Lots of snap, crackle, and pop. BTW no need to post this multiple times. The people who need to see it will find it.
    Good to know for next time, thanks Jim!

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