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    Exclamation Mandolin by "ELMO"

    (Apologies for the long story but it's needed to explain what I'm searching for)


    Elmo Macdonald and my grandfather were very good friends. So good that my grandfather asked him to handcraft him two Mandolins so that he could play and pass down through the family.

    Well after my grandfather passed away the two mandolins were taken and sold without my knowledge when the instruments were supposed to be returned to me. I know this is a long shot but just looking to make sure they're in a good home. These insturments were my grandfathers love and joy. I was named after one of them. So if you have seen these or know someone who recently purchased a Mandolin made by ELMO from Fredericton New Brunswick can you please tell them to contact me on possibly getting them back? Thanks. Here's a pic of one of them.

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    Wow, that is a cool look in a mandolin! Seems very unique in design. I hope you can be reunited with one or both! Happy pickin and good luck.
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    Sweet.

    (By the title I thought this thread was about a mandolin playing muppet.)
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    Default Re: Mandolin by "ELMO"

    that's pretty distinctive. keep us apprised of how the search goes!
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    Default Re: Mandolin by "ELMO"

    Here are other threads with the name Elmo mandolin in them: Elmo mandolin.

    I also found that Elmo passed away in 2016. Here is his obituary.
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    He had a good service and many family was able to attend the funeral. Still sad though.

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    Very distinctive looking mandolin—can you post a couple of clearer pictures, including a closeup of the peghead please? Those are very unusual features of an A-style mandolin, it appears there is a scroll on the peghead and one or two on the body, or is it sitting on something that makes it look like that?

    A couple of suggestions: 1. Watch kijiji, buy and sell/musical instruments, keyword mandolin, separate searches for NB and NS, maybe PEI as well. I just did this, nothing appears today. You only get 20-25 hits in each province for mandolins, so just bookmark the searches and check every week or so.
    2. Get in touch with Halifax Folklore Centre, that’s almost certainly the most likely place they might eventually turn up, and Tom has been in business since 71 and probably knew Elmo.
    3. I’m always keeping an eye out for cool mandolins in the Maritimes, if you send me a PM with your contact info I will let you know if I ever run across these nifty pieces. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Here are other threads with the name Elmo mandolin in them: Elmo mandolin.
    Looks like this link did not work. Gere are a couple of threads with photos of other Elmo mandolins.

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