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    Registered User fentonjames's Avatar
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    Default Yeah! My 'new' instrument of world peace

    As Norman Blake would call it, "This is a ninteen thirty and five Gibson A-1 wide body mandolin." Now, to find a real case for it!


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    1935 Gibson A-1 Wide mandolin
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    Default Re: Yeah! My 'new' instrument of world peace

    Are you trying to find an original case for that mandolin or just a decent one to carry it around?
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    Default Re: Yeah! My 'new' instrument of world peace

    Wyatt Wilkie, a luthier of some skill and renown, said he thought those were very cool and sounded great. I've been interested for the past several years since he told me that. Nice find!

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    Default Re: Yeah! My 'new' instrument of world peace

    Original. It currently has a modified mandolin case. Modified in that all the side padding of the case was removed around the body and felt laid in it's place. Actually fits pretty well, but I'd like to have an original.


    1935 Gibson A-1 Wide mandolin
    Late 1800's Unbranded German fiddle

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    Default Re: Yeah! My 'new' instrument of world peace

    Good luck, as most instruments outlast their cases. Why not buy another with a case and share it?
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