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    Anyone know anything about Espana wide-neck mandolins? I played one from the 1960's today and liked it; the width suited my fingers well, it seemed well-crafted, and the sound was good, with surprising volume. It's a bit scratched up, but not so you'd notice from 10 feet away, and selling for $500 Canadian ($375 USD). I don't think these instruments have been discussed on the Cafe for 11 years. What are your thoughts please?
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    If you have wanted one for 11 years -- I say GO FOR IT!!!

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    Default Re: Espana mandolins

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    If you have wanted one for 11 years -- I say GO FOR IT!!!
    It's not that I've wanted one for 11 years, it's just that when I searched Mandolin Cafe, the only thread I found was from 11 years ago.I didn't know before today that Espana mandolins existed.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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