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Thread: Medalist Mandolin circa 1930's. Made in USA

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    Default Medalist Mandolin circa 1930's. Made in USA

    Hello Mandolin Cafe Family,

    Hoping to get information about it.

    Google search didn't turn up much.

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    Default Re: Medalist Mandolin circa 1930's. Made in USA

    Picture?
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    Default Re: Medalist Mandolin circa 1930's. Made in USA

    Does yours look like any of these?
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Medalist Mandolin circa 1930's. Made in USA

    If it looks like this one there's some information in that thread.

    If it does look like this one there are links in that thread, beyond that what do you want to know?

    If it doesn't look like any of those we'll need a picture.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Medalist Mandolin circa 1930's. Made in USA

    If it's this one on eBay, follow Mike E's advice. It's a Blue Comet/Beltone/Artistic/whatever "quasi-resonator" mandolin -- often offered for sale, seldom played, at least in my experience...
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    Default Re: Medalist Mandolin circa 1930's. Made in USA

    I had one many years ago and sold it at a guitar show to a guy who said that Howard Armstrong, the blues fiddler and mandolinist, played one.
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    Default Re: Medalist Mandolin circa 1930's. Made in USA

    Yes. First picture

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