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    Does anyone happen to know the serial number of Jethro Burns 1959 A 5 mandolin?

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    I bet Sam Bush knows it.

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    Is that the one his friends got him for his birthday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker224 View Post
    Does anyone happen to know the serial number of Jethro Burns 1959 A 5 mandolin?
    Why?

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    Ocd?

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    Some people collect train numbers.

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    I collect F-7 serial #'s along with the 10's and 12's also my OCD!

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    I'm wondering if there's a con happening - the OP has been offered it for sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAK View Post
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    I have CDO. It's like OCD but the letters are in the correct order.
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    Not everything in this world is a scam. I might be asking that question if I found one that looked like one he had been pictured playing.
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    “I collect blonds and bottles too”
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    Sorry for resurrecting this thread. Has anyone an idea of the kind of strings that Jethro used to play on Red ?

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    No

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alban Havidson View Post
    Sorry for resurrecting this thread. Has anyone an idea of the kind of strings that Jethro used to play on Red ?
    I went to a week long workshop with Jethro in 1983, and he was using Stay In Tune strings on his Washburn signature model because he had an endorsement deal with them. He said that he used whatever strings he was given for free. I imagine that he used the same ones on Red.
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    I never heard of these strings. Are they bronze rounds ?

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    https://sitstrings.com/products/mandolin

    I think that Jethro was using a phosphor bronze set, but it has been 37 years...
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    I recall early on (1970's?) he used Black Diamond! In the 80's he taught and hung out at The Guitar Works, Evanston IL and I think they maintained his mandolins for him in that time frame. They carry GHS and he may have had those on from time to time. And John, you right about the Stay In Tune endorsement, I've seen one of their ads with Jethro as well as remember hearing him talk about them. Whatever strings he was supplied with was indeed his preference. He picked them all with a Fender teardrop shape pick, very small, thin, sometimes referred to as a "jazz guitar" pick by music stores.

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    Thank you folks !

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