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    So I am new in the mandolin world and my grandfather just gave me one he found in his old house. It looks kinda old but beautiful.

    What I was looking for was information about it, im not really trying to sell it or anything, but since im new in this, I wanted to learn all I could about it.

    I found someone sell one online, but no actual information on it.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Information about bowl back mandolin

    Hi Mannyic_3!

    Welcome! There are others here who are more knowledgable than I am when it comes to bowl back mandolins, but I did some searching and found another Orpheus mandolin mentioned here at the Café - https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...pheus-Mandolin

    Is there a label inside of yours (or any other numbers / letters)? If so, please try to post pictures of them as well. They may go a long way to helping the folks here identify what you have.


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    Default Re: Information about bowl back mandolin

    This one is not really like the one in the linked thread above. It looks to me to be similar to ones made by the Suzuki Company. I had one made in the 1970s and those are not so special. I know that some more recent models are nicer and more lightly built. This one does look possibly newer maybe 1980s. Labels might help. I would guess it was made in Japan, in any case.
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    I just saw this on Elderly site, a Conqueror mandolin which is also made by Suzuki. The OP's mandolin bears a definite resemblance.
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