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    Default Espana mandolin question

    I'm moving this from another thread, as I haven't received much response. (Moderators, if you wish, please remove the other or combine the threads.)

    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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    I'm not familiar with them, but then if you like it that is all that matters.
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    Default Re: Espana mandolin question

    Oops! My mistake, folks. I meant to post the OP under "General Mandolin Discussions" but posted it in the same category as my previous post. I won't further complicate matters by posting the message again. Apologies to all.
    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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