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    "specially designed for myself" - modesty wasn't invented yet at the time, apparently...
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    Tuned in fourths like a bass? Just wondering. Looked like it
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    My nearest to 'mandolin mightmare'' happened at King Cross Station, London around 1980. I had my prized possession at the time, a 1932 black Gibson A and sat it next to me on the platform seat. I then decided to get very engrossed in a magazine and when I decided to move to buy a coffee or whatever I was probably one minute away from the seat wandering into the cafe when I remembered about my mandolin. Dashed back and there it was sitting there. Never been so relieved in my life. Cold sweat came over me followed by warmth.

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    I rarely laugh out loud at these posts, but that initial posted picture is a bit scary and funny all at the same time.
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    Couple bass banjo vids: first one's a Gibson that Bernunzio had for a while:



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    Very conspicuous indeed.
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    Changing the subject slightly, I have to say that when Byron Berline's music shop burnt down but his Loar mandolin survived would seem to me to the ultimate story here.
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    Thanks a million, now I have a headache.........................

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    No case, it doubles as a trampoline.
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    The 1896 announcement for the invention:

    The (Big) Banjo.
    Patent pending.
    Try this clever dual purpose device today!
    Made from tough cow skin and very large, the modern musician can relax and play sweet music, safe in the knowledge that he is shielded from flying objects... beer bottles, chairs.

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